3D Biomaterial Microarrays for Regenerative Medicine: Current State-of-the-Art, Emerging Directions and Future Trends. Academic Article uri icon


  • Three dimensional (3D) biomaterial microarrays hold enormous promise for regenerative medicine because of their ability to accelerate the design and fabrication of biomimetic materials. Such tissue-like biomaterials can provide an appropriate microenvironment for stimulating and controlling stem cell differentiation into tissue-specific lineages. The use of 3D biomaterial microarrays can, if optimized correctly, result in a more than 1000-fold reduction in biomaterials and cells consumption when engineering optimal materials combinations, which makes these miniaturized systems very attractive for tissue engineering and drug screening applications.

published proceedings

  • Adv Mater

altmetric score

  • 4.2

author list (cited authors)

  • Gaharwar, A. K., Arpanaei, A., Andresen, T. L., & Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A.

citation count

  • 76

complete list of authors

  • Gaharwar, Akhilesh K||Arpanaei, Ayyoob||Andresen, Thomas L||Dolatshahi-Pirouz, Alireza

publication date

  • January 2016