With the aim of understanding cellular interactions of hepatocytes in their physiological microenvironment and to generate an artificial 3D in vitro model of liver, a co-culture system using 3D extrusion bioprinting was developed. In this method, bio-ink based on alginate and methylcellulose was used.
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