Printing technologies for biomolecule and cell-based applications

A2 Review article, Literature review, Systematic review

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List of Authors: Petri Ihalainen, Anni Määttänen, Niklas Sandler
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2015
Journal: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Volume number: 494
Issue number: 2
Start page: 585
End page: 592
eISSN: 1873-3476


Biomolecules, such as enzymes, proteins and other biomacromolecules (polynucleotides, polypeptides, polysaccharides and DNA) that are immobilized on solid surfaces are relevant to many areas of science and technology. These functionalized surfaces have applications in biosensors, chromatography, diagnostic immunoassays, cell culturing, DNA microarrays and other analytical techniques. Printing technologies offer opportunities in this context. The main interests in printing biomolecules are in immobilizing them on surfaces for sensors and catalysts or for controlled delivery of protein-based drugs. Recently, there have been significant developments in the use of inkjet printing for dispensing of proteins, biomacromolecules and cells. This review discusses the use of roll-to-roll and inkjet printing technologies in manufacturing of biomolecule and cell-based applications.


Biomacromolecules, Biomolecules, cell, Enzymes, Flexographic printing, Inkjet printing, Printing, Proteins, Roll-to-roll printing

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