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Peer-reviewed publications


61. F Karimi; K Lau; HN Kim; KS Lim; J Whitelock; M Lord; J Rnjak-Kovacina. Biofunctionalization of silk biomaterials using di-tyrosine crosslinking.  ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2022.

60. K Man; CR Alcala-Orozco; NV Mekhileri; KS Lim; LH Jiang; TBF Woodfield; XB Yang. Fabrication of GelMA hydrogel reinforced with 3D printed PEGT/PBT scaffolds to promote epigenetic primed human bone marrow stromal cells for bone repair. Journal of Functional Biomaterials, 2022.

59. X Cui; CR Alcala-Orozco; K Baer; J Li; CA Murphy; M Durham; GCJ Lindberg; GJ Hooper; KS Lim; TBF Woodfield. 3D Bioassembly of cell-instructive microgel spheroids containing allogeneic stem cells for hybrid biofabrication of osteochondral constructs.  Biofabrication, 2022.

58. A Kai; J Tang; Q Wang; KS Lim; GJ Hooper; TBF Woodfield; G Liu; K Tian; W Zhang; X Cui. Advances in nanomedicine for cartilage and bone repair. Journal of Nanobiotechnology, 2022.

57. J Li; X Cui; GCJ Lindberg; CR Alcala-Orozco; GJ Hooper; KS Lim; TBF Woodfield. Integration of photo-clickable vascular hydrogels with additive manufactured titanium implants for regeneration of vascularized bone. Biofabrication, 2022.

56. CA Murphy; KS Lim; TBF Woodfield. Next evolution in organ-scale biofabrication: bioresin design for rapid high-resolution vat polymerization. Advanced Materials, 2022.

55. MF Zhu; ML Tay; KS Lim; SM Bolam; D Tuari; K Callon; M Dray; J Cornish; TBF Woodfield; JT Munro; B Coleman; DS Musson. Novel growth factor combination for improving rotator cuff repair – a rat in vivo study. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2022.

54. BG Soliman; GS Major; P Atienza-Roca; CA Murphy; A Longoni; CR Alcala-Orozco; J Rnjak-Kovacina; D Gawlitta; TBF Woodfield; KS Lim*. Development and Characterization of Gelatin-Norbornene Bioink to Understand the Interplay between Physical Architecture and Micro-capillary Formation in Biofabricated Vascularized Constructs. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2022.

53. G Major; JW Simcock; TBF Woodfield; KS Lim*. Overcoming functional challenges in autologous and engineered fat grafting trends. Trends in Biotechnology, 2022.

52. B Kang; Y Park; DG Hwang; U Yong; KS Lim; J Jang. Facile Bioprinting Process for Fabricating Size‐Controllable Functional Microtissues Using Light‐Activated Decellularized Extracellular Matrix‐Based Bioinks. Advanced Materials Technologies, 2021.

51. CR Alcala-Orozco, I Mutreja, X Cui, GJ Hooper, KS Lim*, TBF Woodfield*. Development of nanocomposite Mg-PCL biomaterial inks for hybrid biofabrication of skeletal regenerative 3D construct. Bone, 2021.

50. Y Lu; X Cui; L Zhang; Y Xu; Z Qin; G Liu; Q Wang; K Tian; KS Lim; CJ Charles; J Zhang; J Tang. The functional role of lipoproteins in atherosclerosis: Novel directions for diagnosis and targeting therapy. Aging and Disease, 2021. 


49. R Levato; KS Lim; W Li; AU Asua; LB Pena; M Wang; D Gawlitta; YS Zhang; TBF Woodfield; J Malda. High-resolution lithographic biofabrication of hydrogels with complex microchannels from low-temperature-soluble gelatin bioresins. Materials Today Bio, 2021. 

48. C Gentile; KS Lim; G Vozzi. Editorial: 3D bioprinting of vascularized tissues for in vitro and in vivo applications. Frontiers in Bioengineering & Biotechnology9, 754124, 2021. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2021.754124.

47. K-H Yang; GCJ Lindberg; BG Soliman; KS Lim; TBF Woodfield; RJ Narayan. Effect of photoinitiator on precursory stability and curing depth of thiol-ene clickable gelatin. Polymers, 2021.

46. J Tang; X Cui; Z Zhang; Y Xu; Y Lu; Q Wang; H Zhang; KS Lim; TBF Woodfield; J Zhang. Injection-free delivery of MSC-derived extracellular vesicles for myocardial infarction therapeutics. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2021.

45. GCJ Lindberg; X Cui; M Durham; L Doornkamp-Veenendaal, B Schon; GJ Hooper; KS Lim; TBF Woodfield*. Probing Multicellular Tissue Fusion of Cocultured Spheroids-A 3D-Bioassembly Model. Advanced Science, 2021.

44. E Aldrich; X Cui; C Murphy; KS Lim; GJ Hooper; WC McIlwraith; TBF Woodfield*. Allogeneic mesenchymal stromal cells for cartilage regeneration: a review of in vitro evaluation, clinical experience and translational opportunities. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, 2021.

43. A Longoni; J Li; GCJ Lindberg; J Rnjak-Kovacina; LM Wise; GJ Hooper; TBF Woodfield; DC Kieser; KS Lim*. Strategies for inclusion of growth factors into 3D printed bone grafts. Essays in Biochemistry.

42. W Li; M Wang; LS Mille; JA Robledo; V Huerta; T Uribe; F Cheng; H Li; J Gong; T Ching; CA Murphy; A Lesha; S Hassan; TWB Woodfield; KS Lim*; YS Zhang*. A smartphone-operated portable digital light processing 3D printer. Advanced Materials, 2021.

41. K Man; N Mekhileri; KS Lim; LH Jiang; TBF Woodfield; X Yang. M192 inducted epigenetic reprogramming enhances the therapeutic efficacy of human bone marrow stromal cells for bone regeneration. Bone, 2021. 

40. H Kim; B Kang; X Cui; S-H Lee; DW Cho; TBF Woofdield; KS Lim*; J Jang*. Light-activated decellularized extracellular matrix-based bioinks for volumetric tissue analogs in centimeter-scale. Advanced Functional Materials, 2021. doi: 10.1002/adfm.202011252

39. CR Alcala-Orozco; X Cui; GJ Hooper; KS Lim*; TBF Woodfield*. Converging functionality: Strategies for 3D hybrid-construct biofabrication and the role of composite biomaterials for skeletal regeneration. Acta Biomaterialia, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2021.03.008

38. L Stamp; V Cameron; T Woodfield; L Walker; M Currie; E Templeton; A Pilbrow; K Tabakakis; E Phillips; KS Lim*. Impact of COVID-19 on Health Research in New Zealand: A Case Study of a Research-Intensive Campus. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 2021. doi: 10.1080/03036758.2020.1867202

37. GCJ Lindberg; KS Lim; BG Soliman; A Nguyen; GJ Hooper; RJ Narayan; TBF Woodfield. Biological Function Following Radical Photo-Polymerization of Biomedical Polymers and Surrounding Tissues: Design Considerations and Cellular Risk Factors. Applied Physics Review, 2021, 8, 011301. doi: 10.1063/5.0015093


36. M Baptista; H Joukhdar; C Alcala-Orozco; K Lau; S Jiang; X Cui; S He; F Tang; C Heu; T Woodfield; KS Lim*; J Rnjak-Kovacina*. Silk fibroin photo-lyogels containing microchannels as a biomaterial platform for in situ tissue engineering. RSC Biomaterials Science, 2020, 8, 7093-7105. doi: 10.1039/d0bm01010c

35. P Atienza-Roca; DC Kieser; X Cui; Y Ramaswamy; GJ Hooper; AC Clarkson; PJ Martens; L Wise; TBF Woodfield; KS Lim*. Visible Light Mediated PVA-Tyramine Hydrogels for Covalent Incorporation and Controlled Release of Functional Growth Factors. RSC Biomaterials Science, 2020, 8, 5005-5019. doi: 10.1039/d0bm00603c

34. J Zhang; X Cui; J Guo; C Cao; Z Zhang; B Wang; L Zhang; D Shen; K Lim; T Woodfield; J Tang; J Zhang. Small but Significant: Insights and New Perspectives of Exosomes in Cardiovascular Disease. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 2020, 24 (15), 8291-8303. doi: 10.1111/jcmm.15492

33. KS Lim*; JH Galarraga; X Cui; GCJ Lindberg; JA Burdick; TBF Woodfield. Fundamentals and applications of photocrosslinking in bioprinting. Chemical Reviews, 2020, 120 (19), 10662-10694. doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00812

32. KS Lim*; F Abinzano; PN Bernal; AA Sanchez; P Atienza-Roca; IA Otto; M Matsusaki; TBF Woodfield; J Malda; R Levato*. One-step crosslinking of a dual-functionalized bioink as cell carrier and cartilage-binding glue for chondral regeneration. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2020, 9, 15, 1901792. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201901792

31. X Cui; J Li; Y Hartanto; M Durham; J Tang; H Zhang; GJ Hooper; KS Lim*, TBF Woodfield*. Advances in 3D extrusion bioprinting: A focus on multicomponent hydrogels based bioinks. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2020, 9, 15, 1901648. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201901648

30. BG Soliman; GCJ Lindberg; T Jungst; GJ Hooper; J Groll; TBF Woodfield; KS Lim*. Stepwise control of crosslinking in one-pot system for bioprinting of low-density bioinks. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2020, 9, 15, 1901544. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201901544

29. J Li; S Cui; GJ Hooper; KS Lim*; TBF Woodfield*. Rational design, bio-functionalization and biological performance of hybrid additive manufactured titanium implants for orthopaedic applications: a review. Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials; 2020, 103671. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.103671

28. J Li; I Mutreja; GJ Hooper; K Clinch; KS Lim; G Evans; TBF Woodfield. Combined infection control and enhanced osteogenic differentiation capacity on additive manufactured Ti-6Al-4V is mediated via titania nanotube delivery of novel biofilm inhibitors. Advanced Materials Interfaces; 2020, 7 (7), 1901963. doi: 10.1002/admi.201901963

27. C Alcala-Orozco; I Mutreja; X Cui; D Kumar; G Hooper; KS Lim*; TBF Woodfield*. Design and characterisation of multi-functional strontium-gelatin nanocomposite bioinks with improved print fidelity and osteogenic capacity. Bioprinting; 2020. doi: 10.1016/j.bprint.2019.e00073

26. X Cui; BG Soliman; CR Alcala-Orozco; J Li; MAM Vis; M Santos; SG Wise; R Levato; J Malda; TBF Woodfield; J Rnjak-Kovacina*; KS Lim*. Rapid photo-crosslinking of silk hydrogels with high cell-density and enhanced shape fidelity. Advanced Healthcare Materials; 2020, 9, 1901667. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201901667


25. R Vanamala; N Hammer; S Soltani; KS Lim; MC Wyatt; DC Kieser. Anatomical variations of the saphenous nerve in the adductor canal. Journal of Anesthesiology & Clinical Science 2019. 8 (2). doi: 10.7243/2049-9752-8-2

24. BJ Klotz; LA Oosterhoff; L Utomo; KS Lim; Q Vallmajo-Martin; H Clevers; TBF Woodfield; AJWP Rosenberg; J Malda; M Ehrbar; B Spee; D Gawlitta. A versatile bio-synthetic hydrogel platform for engineering of tissue analogues. Advanced Healthcare Materials. 2019, 8, 1900979. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201900979

23. M Nugent; J May; JD Parker; DC Kieser; M Douglas; KS Lim; GJ Hooper. Does tranexamic acid reduce knee swelling and improve early function following arthroscopic meniscectomy? A double blinded randomised controlled trial. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019, 7(8). doi: 10.1177/232596711986612

22. JD Parrish; KS Lim; B Zhang; M Radisic; TBF Woodfield. New Frontiers for Biofabrication and Bioreactor Design in Microphysiological System Development. Trends in Biotechnology; 2019, 37 (12), 1327 – 1343. doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.04.009

21. G Cidonio*; C Alcala-Orozco*; KS Lim; M Glinka; I Mutreja; Y-H Kim; J Dawson; TBF Woodfield; R Oreffo. Osteogenic and Angiogenic Tissue Formation in High Fidelity Nanocomposite Laponite-Gelatin Bioinks. Biofabrication. 2019, 11, 035027. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/ab19fd

20. KS Lim; BJ Klotz; GCJ Lindberg; FPW Melchels; GJ Hooper; J Malda; D Gawlitta; TBF Woodfield. Visible Light Crosslinking of Gelatin Hydrogels Offers an Enhanced Cell Microenvironment with Improved Light Penetration Depth. Macromolecular Bioscience; 2019, 6, e1900098. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201900098

19. KS Lim; M Baptista; S Moon; TBF Woodfield; J Rnjak-Kovacina. Microchannels in Development, Survival and Vascularisation of Tissue Analogues for Regenerative Medicine. Trends in Biotechnology; 2019, 37 (11). doi: 10.1016/j.tibtech.2019.04.004

18. S Soltani; M-C Nogaro; C Rougelot; N Newell; KS Lim; DC Kieser. Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Haematomas in Children. European Spine Journal; 2019, 28, 2229-2236. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-05975-6

17. G Lindberg; A Longoni; KS Lim; AJ Rosenberg; GJ Hooper; D Gawlitta; TBF Woodfield. Intact Vitreous Humor as a Potential Extracellular Matrix Hydrogel for Cartilage Tissue Engineering Applications. Acta Biomaterialia, 2019. 85, 117-130. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.12.022

16. I Mutreja; SL Warring; KS Lim; T Swadi; K Clinch; JM Mason; C Sheen; D Thompson; RG Ducati; S Chambers; GB Evans; M Gerth; A Miller; TBF Woodfield. Biofilm inhibition via delivery of novel methylthioadenosine nucleosidase inhibitors from PVA-tyramine hydrogels while supporting mesenchymal stromal cell viability. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2019. 5(2), 748-758. doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.8b01141


15. JD Parrish; KS Lim; K Baer; GJ Hooper; TBF Woodfield. A 96-Well Microplate Bioreactor Platform Supporting Individual Dual Perfusion and High-Throughput Assessment of Simple or Biofabricated 3D Tissue Models. Lab on a Chip. 2018. 18, 2757-2775. doi: 10.1039/c8lc00485d

14. BJ Klotz; KS Lim; YX Chang; BG Soliman; I Pennings; FPW Melchels; TBF Woodfield; AJWP Rosenberg; J Malda; D Gawlitta. Engineering a complex bone tissue model with endothelialised channels and capillary-like networks. European Cells & Materials. 2018. 35, 335 – 349. doi: 10.22203/eCM.v035a23

13. KS Lim; R Levato; PF Costa; MD Castilho; CR Alcala-Orozco; KV Dorenmalen; FPW Melchels; D Gawlitta; GJ Hooper; J Malda J; TBF Woodfield. Bio-resin for High Resolution Lithography-based Biofabrication of Complex Cell Laden Constructs. Biofabrication. 2018. 10 (034101). doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/aac00c

12. JD Parker; KS Lim; DC Kieser; TBF Woodfield; GJ Hooper. Is Tranexamic Acid Toxic to Articular Cartilage When Administered Topically: What Is The Safe Dose? The Bone and Joint Journal. 2018. 100-B:404–12. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B3.BJJ-2017-1135.R1.

11. NV Mekhileri; KS Lim; I Mutreja; Schon BS; GJ Hooper; TBF Woodfield. 2017. Integrated System for Automated 3D Bioassembly of Micro-tissues for Biofabrication of Hybrid Tissue Engineered Constructs. Biofabrication. 2018. 10, 024103. doi: 10.1088/1758-5090/aa9ef1


10. KS Lim*; GCJ Brown*; BF Farugia; GJ Hooper; TBF Woodfield. 2017. Covalent Integration of Heparin into Gelatin-methacryloyl Hydrogels for Enhanced Chondrogenesis. Macromolecular Bioscience. 2017. 17, 1700158. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201700158

9. S Bertlein*; G Brown*; KS Lim; Juengst T; Boeck T; Blunk T; Tessmar J; Woodfield T; Groll J. Thiol-ene Clickable Gelatin: A Platform Bioink for Multiple 3D Biofabrication Technologies. Advanced Materials, 2017. 29, 11703404. doi: 10.1002/adma.201703404


8. JJ Roberts; P Naudiyal; KS Lim; LA Poole-Warren; PJ Martens. A Comparative Study of Enzyme Initiators for Crosslinking Phenol-Functionalized Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation. Biomaterials Research, 2016. doi: 10.1186/s40824-016-0077-z

7. KS Lim; BS Schon; NV Mekhileri; CM Chia; S Prabakar; GJ Hooper; TBF Woodfield. A New Visible Light Photo-initiating System for Improved Print Fidelity in Gelatine Based Bio-inks. ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering, 2016. 2 (10): p. 1752–1762. doi: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00149


6. KS Lim; Y Ramaswamy; JJ Roberts; MH Alves; LA Poole-Warren; PJ Martens. Promoting Cell Survival and Proliferation in Degradable Poly(vinyl alcohol)-Tyramine hydrogels. Macromolecular Bioscience, 2015. 15(10) :p. 1423-1432. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201500121 

5. KS Lim; JJ Roberts; MH Alves; LA Poole-Warren; PJ Martens. Understanding and tailoring the degradation of PVA-Tyramine hydrogels. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2015.132(26). doi: 10.1002/app.42142


4. GLM Cheong; KS Lim; A Jakubowicz; PJ Martens; LA Poole-Warren, RA Green. Conductive hydrogels with tailored bioactivity for implantable electrode coatings. Acta Biomaterialia, 2014. 10:p.1216-1226. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2013.12.032


3. KS Lim; MH Alves; LA Poole-Warren; PJ Martens. Covalent incorporation of non-chemically modified gelatin into degradable PVA-tyramine hydrogels. Biomaterials, 2013.34(29): p. 7097-7105. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2013.06.005

2. MB Peterson; SP Le-Masurier; KS Lim; JM Hook; PJ Martens; AM Granville. Incorporation of 5-Hydroxyindazole into the Self-Polymerization of Dopamine for Novel Copolymer Synthesis. Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2013. 35:291-297. doi: 10.1002/marc.201300746


1. KS Lim*; J Kundu*; A Reeves; LA Poole-Warren; SC Kundu; PJ Martens. The influence of silkworm species on cellular interactions with novel PVA-silk sericin hydrogels. Macromolecular Bioscience, 2012. 12(3): p.322-332. doi: 10.1002/mabi.201100292


Book chapters


  1. D Kieser, S Soltani, M Wyatt, KS Lim, S Kieser. Spontaneous Spinal Epidural Haematomas. Vascular Malformations of the Central Nervous System, ed. Bora Gurer. Intech, 2019. ISBN 978-1-78985-712-2; doi: 10.5772/intechopen.89175
  2. KS Lim, PJ Martens, LA Poole-Warren. Biosynthetic Hydrogels for Cell Encapsulation. Functional Hydrogels as Biomaterials, ed. Li, J., Osada, Y., Cooper-White, J.: Springer, 2018: p1-29. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-57511-6_1
  3. P Atienza-Roca, XL Cui, GJ Hooper, TBF Woodfield, KS Lim. Growth Factor Delivery Systems for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine. AEMB Novel Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine. 2018; 1078: p245-269. doi: 10.1007/978-981-13-0950-2_13
  4. TBF Woodfield, KS Lim, P Morouço, R Levato, J Malda, F Melchels. Biofabrication in Tissue Engineering. Comprehensive Biomaterials II, ed. Mucheyne P: Elsevier, 2017 (5): p236-266. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-803581-8.10221-8
  5. Y Ramaswamy, KS Lim, H Zreqiat, ZF Lu. Stem Cells for Bone Regeneration: Role of Trophic Factors. Advanced Techniques in Bone Regeneration (pp 357-374), ed. AR Zorzi: Intech, 2016. doi: 10.5772/63357