Digital readiness in 3D bioprinting: software, governance and hospitals’ proto-clinical interfaces

Bicudo, Edison, Faulkner, Alex and Li, Phoebe (2021) Digital readiness in 3D bioprinting: software, governance and hospitals’ proto-clinical interfaces. Regenerative Medicine, 16 (3). ISSN 1746-0751

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Abstract

Aim: To understand the process through which some hospitals have become ready to assimilate the digital technologies required for 3D bioprinting. By enhancing their digital readiness, hospitals will be able to develop the current proto-clinical potentialities of bioprinting. Materials & methods: We conducted interviews with bioprinting researchers, entrepreneurs and regulators in three countries (United Kingdom, Italy and Brazil). We analyzed bioprinting papers in which hospital-based researchers participated. We also analyzed the international bioprinting market. Results: Digital readiness is more advanced in some hospitals and countries, which have noticed the strategic relevance of bioprinting. Furthermore, it is strengthened by the reformulation of the relations between hospitals and other institutions, a phenomenon that is here interpreted with the concept of interfaces.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
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Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2021 08:04
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2022 02:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/98048

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