Abstract

Handheld bioprinting has recently attracted considerable attention as a technology to deliver biomaterials and/or cells to injury sites by using freeform, user-instructed deposition approaches, specifically targeted towards in situ wound dressing and healing. In this review, we present a concise introduction of handheld bioprinting, and a thorough discussion on design and manufacture of handheld bioprinters and choice over bioinks. Finally, the advantages, challenges, and prospective of the said technologies are elaborated. It is believed that handheld bioprinting will play an essential role in the field of in situ wound healing mainly due to its excellent portability, user-friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and amenability to various wound needs.

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