Bioengineered skin intended for skin disease modeling

Maria Sarkiri, Stephan C. Fox, Lidy E. Fratila-Apachitei, Amir A. Zadpoor

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Clinical use of bioengineered skin in reconstructive surgery has been established for more than 30 years. The limitations and ethical considerations regarding the use of animal models have expanded the application of bioengineered skin in the areas of disease modeling and drug screening. These skin models should represent the anatomical and physiological traits of native skin for the efficient replication of normal and pathological skin conditions. In addition, reliability of such models is essential for the conduction of faithful, rapid, and large-scale studies. Therefore, research efforts are focused on automated fabrication methods to replace the traditional manual approaches. This report presents an overview of the skin models applicable to skin disease modeling along with their fabrication methods, and discusses the potential of the currently available options to conform and satisfy the demands for disease modeling and drug screening.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1407
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • bioengineered skin
  • biofabrication
  • skin disease modeling
  • standardization


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