Organ printing as an information technology

Rodrigo A. Rezende, Vladimir Kasyanov, Vladimir Mironov, Jorge Vicente Lopes Da Silva

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Organ printing is defined as a layer by layer additive robotic computer-aided biofabrication of functional 3D organ constructs with using self-assembling tissue spheroids according to digital model. Information technology and computer-aided design softwares are instrumental in the transformation of virtual 3D bioimaging information about human tissue and organs into living biological reality during 3D bioprinting. Information technology enables design blueprints for bioprinting of human organs as well as predictive computer simulation both printing and post-printing processes. 3D bioprinting is now considered as an emerging information technology and the effective application of existing information technology tools and development of new technological platforms such as human tissue and organ informatics, design automation, virtual human organs, virtual organ biofabrication line, mathematical modeling and predictive computer simulations of bioprinted tissue fusion and maturation is an important technological imperative for advancing organ bioprinting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalProcedia Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th International Conference on Tissue Engineering - An ECCOMAS Thematic Conference - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 25 Jun 201527 Jun 2015
Conference number: 4


  • 3D bioprinting
  • Computer simulation
  • Computer-aided design
  • Information technology
  • Organ informatics
  • Organ printing

Field of Science*

  • 2.6 Medical engineering
  • 2.5 Materials engineering

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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