The practice of plant biotechnology dates back to several thousand years ago when people inadvertently altered the genomic layout of plant species through the selection of desirable traits in organisms such as yeasts and bacteria (Agrios, 2005). Recent advancements in plant biotechnology such as CRISPR and genetically modified plants have given rise to new methods […]
The Parallels between L-System & Hierarchical Levels of Plant Development through Recursive Growth
An L-System model is a mathematical system founded by the Hungarian botanist, Aristid Lindenmayer, used to model cellular development through an algorithm containing repeating strings of exponential growth (Pike 2007).
What is 3D Bioprinting?
The Components 3D bioprinting can be grouped into three main stages: the preparation of bionks, the printing process itself, and the crosslinking of the cells into the scaffold material after the print is made. Bioinks 3D bioprinting begins with the material that is being bioprinted. In extrusion-based bioprinting, this material is known as the bioink […]
Divide & Conquer
: Michael F. Schwartz, Rachel Peters, Aitch M. Hunt, Abdul-Khaliq AbdulMatin, Lisa Van den Broeck & Rosangela Sozzani (2021) Divide and Conquer: The Initiation
and Proliferation of Meristems, Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 40:2, 147-156, DOI:
A Multidisciplinary Analysis of Green-Bioprinting Methods & Design Principles
Plant biofabrication can be defined as the construction of materials from or with that of plants or plant-derived products (Groll et al., 2016). The recent and expansive emergence of biofabrication is largely due to its broad scale of application and relevance to important trades such as medicine and industrial design. The continuation of advancement in this field requires a cross-examination of the principles of design to enhance process and production of biofabrication as a utility for various applications. This paper will focus on the 3D bioprinting techniques of green- bioprinting, the additive measures and development of components needed to run these processes, and the integrations of design methodologies to initiate an improved interdisciplinary approach to process and products of biofabrication.