Bioprinting of Organ-on-Chip Systems: A Literature Review from a Manufacturing Perspective Academic Article uri icon


  • This review discusses the reported studies investigating the use of bioprinting to develop functional organ-on-chip systems from a manufacturing perspective. These organ-on-chip systems model the liver, kidney, heart, lung, gut, bone, vessel, and tumors to demonstrate the viability of bioprinted organ-on-chip systems for disease modeling and drug screening. In addition, the paper highlights the challenges involved in using bioprinting techniques for organ-on-chip system fabrications and suggests future research directions. Based on the reviewed studies, it is concluded that bioprinting can be applied for the automated and assembly-free fabrication of organ-on chip systems. These bioprinted organ-on-chip systems can help in the modeling of several different diseases and can thereby expedite drug discovery by providing an efficient platform for drug screening in the preclinical phase of drug development processes.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Thakare, K., Jerpseth, L., Pei, Z., Elwany, A., Quek, F., & Qin, H.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Thakare, Ketan||Jerpseth, Laura||Pei, Zhijian||Elwany, Alaa||Quek, Francis||Qin, Hongmin

publication date

  • August 2021