A 3D bioprinting exemplar of the consequences of the regulatory requirements on customized processes

In this Open Access Special Report, Paul Hourd et al. (Loughborough University, UK) utilizes the manufacture of a customized, 3D-bioprinted nasal implant as a well-informed but hypothetical example of how 3D-bioprinted tissues and organs might be regulated.

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Aug 26, 2016

Additive manufacturing for 3D medicinal products and devices is gathering momentum, but are existing frameworks sufficient or appropriate? In this Open Access Special Report from Regenerative Medicine, Paul Hourd et al. from Loughborough University (UK) use as 3D-printed prosthetic nasal implant as a hypothetical exemplar of a 3D functional living construct to discuss the regulatory challenges posed by 3D bioprinting and its ability to create customized cell-scaffold products, which are personalized by geometry and constituent cells.

Hourd P, Medcalf N, Segal J, Williams DJ. A 3D bioprinting exemplar of the consequences of the regulatory requirements on customized processes. Regen. Med. 10(7), 863–883 (2015).

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Regenerative Medicine

Journal, Future Science Group

Regenerative Medicine is an award-winning peer-reviewed journal, in print and web formats. The journal provides a forum to address the important challenges and advances in stem cell research and regenerative medicine, delivering this essential information in concise, clear and attractive article formats. Among other indexing services Regenerative Medicine is listed by MEDLINE/Index Medicus, EMBASE/Excerpta Medica, Chemical Abstracts, Science Citation Index Expanded™ (SciSearch®), Emcare, Biological Abstracts, BIOSIS Previews, Biotechnology Citation Index®, Journal Citation Reports/Science Edition®, Scopus® with an Impact Factor of 2.786 (2014). Each issue contains expertly drafted Reviews, Original Research articles, Perspectives, Editorials, topical insight from international leaders in their field, and additional added-value content. The Senior Editor of the journal is Professor Chris Mason, University College London. You can find out more about Regenerative Medicine at our website (www.future-science-group.com/journalprofile/regenerative-medicine/), where you can find the aims and scope of the journal and details of our international editorial board.


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