Ink-jet printing of human cells

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    Ink-jet printing can be used for the selective deposition of cells within a tissue engineering scaffold. During the droplet formation process the liquid experiences shear strain rates close to 104 s-1 and similar strain rates occur during droplet impact on a surface. These strain rates will subject cells in suspension to large stresses and deformation and the response of cells to these conditions is unclear. A commercial piezoelectric ink-jet printer has been used to deposit a range of cell lines and primary cells. Cells have been characterised and assayed for viability in culture after deposition. Cells are found to show a robust response to ink-jet printing and the technique is a viable method of cell deposition and patterning. © 2004 Materials Research Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberF6.3
    Pages (from-to)95-97
    Number of pages2
    JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


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