About the book
In many fields including biomedical engineering, the tools and processes available for prototyping have geared away from the traditional multi-stage, subtractive machining processes towards a nimble workflow facilitated by the digital, layer-based additive manufacturing (AM) processes. Additive bio-manufacturing, which is used here to mean AM for biomedical applications, has emerged as a reliable fabrication route that provides advantages over the conventional methods such as machining, melt moulding, particle leaching, solvent casting, freeze-drying etc. With the substantial growth in the aging population and the challenges of the traditional treatments for the regeneration of damaged bio-structures (tissues and organs), bio-manufacturing facilitated the development of alternative biomedical therapies. As the adoption of this approach accelerates across many biomedical areas of applications, it is timely for researchers/technologists to be up-to-date with the affordances and barriers to its adoption along with its complementary role to conventional clinical therapies. This book provides a wider coverage of the current trends, latest developments and use cases of biomanufacturing in biomedical industry.