This review wishes to elucidate the tremendous importance “advanced jet science and technology” plays in tissue engineering and regenerative biology/medicine (TERBM). There are several approaches for forming three-dimensional tissues or organs, however in keeping with the demand for living microenvironments, advanced jet-based sciences have demonstrated the least number of steps (pre- and post-processing) required for directly forming multi-cellular three-dimensional, fully functional constructs. These jet-based discoveries are not only a hallmark for TERBM but have pushed back the frontiers of science and technology for jet-sciences. We believe that such approaches could have far reaching ramifications on our healthcare, and demonstrate jet science as a powerful enabling biotechnology for TERBM.

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DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(11)70115-8