Guangyu Bao

PhD student in Mechanical Engineering
McGill University

Award-winning publicationTriggered micropore-forming bioprinting of porous viscoelastic hydrogels

Published in: Materials Horizons


Bioprinting is used to design prostheses and implants made of biomaterials and living cells through computer controlled multilayer deposition. The technology makes it possible to use materials with structural and mechanical properties that are similar to those of target tissues and better adapted to implant, prosthesis and graft design to heal affected organs. In his article, Guangyu Bao details a groundbreaking process to create porous structures from hydrogels, which are innovative and unique because they foster better cell adhesion and migration. The research that is currently underway aims to support a range of clinical applications.