Are there any other technologies on the horizon that you think might be big in bioprinting in the future?


Yes. I believe acoustic dispensing will be a very big player in this industry, as it allows for much higher resolution than any syringe-based model. It is also very fast and accurate, and I believe it is gentle on cells so their viability remains high. It is a noncontact method, too!

Another technology that could be interesting uses some sort of structured illumination (like a hologram or a projection) to create the 3D shapes out of photopolymerizable biomaterials. Resolution would be much better than the syringe dispensing, and it would be a matter of finding the appropriate biomaterials and applications.

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