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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929935/development-of-arginine-glycine-aspartate-immobilized-3d-printed-poly-propylene-fumarate-scaffolds-for-cartilage-tissue-engineering
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Chi Bum Ahn, Youngjo Kim, Sung Jean Park, Yongsung Hwang, Jin Woo Lee
Poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) has known to be a good candidate material for cartilage tissue regeneration because of its excellent mechanical properties during its degradation processes. Here, we describe the potential application of PPF-based materials as 3D printing bioinks to create macroporous cell scaffolds using micro-stereolithography (MSTL). To improve cell-matrix interaction of seeded human chondrocytes within the PPF-based 3D scaffolds, we immobilized arginine-glycine-aspartate (RGD) peptide onto the PPF scaffolds...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917939/preparation-and-characterization-of-gelatin-%C3%AE-tcp-sf-biocomposite-scaffold-for-bone-tissue-regeneration
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JunTae Huh, JiUn Lee, WonJin Kim, Miji Yeo, GeunHyung Kim
In this study, we suggest a new biocomposite scaffold composed of gelatin/α-TCP (tricalcium phosphate)/SF (silk-fibroin) (GTS) which has enhanced mechanical strength and high level of cellular activity. To fabricate GTS scaffold, a temperature-controlled 3D printing process was used and appropriate printing conditions were selected based on rheological data. To show the feasibility as a biomedical scaffold for bone tissue regeneration, the various physical and biological results, using MG63 (osteoblast-like cells), of the GTS scaffold were compared with those of a pure gelatin (G) and gelatin/α-TCP (GT) composite scaffold...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916883/different-post-processing-conditions-for-3d-bioprinted-%C3%AE-tricalcium-phosphate-scaffolds
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Liciane Sabadin Bertol, Rodrigo Schabbach, Luis Alberto Loureiro Dos Santos
The development of 3D printing hardware, software and materials has enabled the production of bone substitute scaffolds for tissue engineering. Calcium phosphates cements, such as those based on α-tricalcium phosphate (α-TCP), have recognized properties of osteoinductivity, osteoconductivity and resorbability and can be used to 3D print scaffolds to support and induce tissue formation and be replaced by natural bone. At present, however, the mechanical properties found for 3D printed bone scaffolds are only satisfactory for non-load bearing applications...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906326/tissue-engineering-strategies-for-auricular-reconstruction
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Michael J Schroeder, Mark S Lloyd
Simulating natural characteristics and aesthetics in reconstructed ears has provided a complex 3-dimensional puzzle for those treating patients with microtia. Costochondral grafts remain the gold standard for autologous reconstruction. However, other options such as Medpor and prosthetics are indicated depending on patient circumstances and personal choice. Research into tissue engineering offers an alternative method to a traditional surgical approach that may reduce donor-site morbidity. However, tissue engineering for microtia reconstruction brings new challenges such as cell sourcing, promotion of chondrogenesis, scaffold vascularization, and prevention of scaffold contraction...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901689/prevascularization-of-3d-printed-bone-scaffolds-by-bioactive-hydrogels-and-cell-co-culture
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Mitchell A Kuss, Shaohua Wu, Ying Wang, Jason B Untrauer, Wenlong Li, Jung Yul Lim, Bin Duan
Vascularization is a fundamental prerequisite for large bone construct development and remains one of the main challenges of bone tissue engineering. Our current study presents the combination of 3D printing technique with a hydrogel-based prevascularization strategy to generate prevascularized bone constructs. Human adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were encapsulated within our bioactive hydrogels, and the effects of culture conditions on in vitro vascularization were determined...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892261/fabrication-of-trabecular-bone-templated-tissue-engineered-constructs-by-3d-inkjet-printing
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Joseph P Vanderburgh, Shanik J Fernando, Alyssa R Merkel, Julie A Sterling, Scott A Guelcher
3D printing enables the creation of scaffolds with precisely controlled morphometric properties for multiple tissue types, including musculoskeletal tissues such as cartilage and bone. Computed tomography (CT) imaging has been combined with 3D printing to fabricate anatomically scaled patient-specific scaffolds for bone regeneration. However, anatomically scaled scaffolds typically lack sufficient resolution to recapitulate the <100 micrometer-scale trabecular architecture essential for investigating the cellular response to the morphometric properties of bone...
September 11, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888018/preparation-and-characterization-of-photocured-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-diacrylate-poly-ethylene-glycol-diacrylate-chitosan-for-photopolymerization-type-3d-printing-tissue-engineering-scaffold-application
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Yih-Lin Cheng, Freeman Chen
Because of its biocompatible, biodegradable and antimicrobial properties, chitosan is an attractive biomaterial for use in tissue engineering scaffolds. This work builds on previous research by incorporating 95% DD chitosan into a visible-light curable resin which is compatible with a digital light processing (DLP™) projection additive manufacturing (3D printing) system. Different concentrations of chitosan were added to a poly (ε-caprolactone)-diacrylate/poly (ethylene glycol)-diacrylate baseline resin and the samples were extensively characterized...
December 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885543/3d-printed-microgroove-pattern-driven-generation-of-oriented-ligamentous-architectures
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Chan Ho Park, Kyoung-Hwa Kim, Yong-Moo Lee, William V Giannobile, Yang-Jo Seol
Specific orientations of regenerated ligaments are crucially required for mechanoresponsive properties and various biomechanical adaptations, which are the key interplay to support mineralized tissues. Although various 2D platforms or 3D printing systems can guide cellular activities or aligned organizations, it remains a challenge to develop ligament-guided, 3D architectures with the angular controllability for parallel, oblique or perpendicular orientations of cells required for biomechanical support of organs...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882369/3d-printed-tcp-based-scaffold-incorporating-vegf-loaded-plga-microspheres-for-craniofacial-tissue-engineering
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F Fahimipour, M Rasoulianboroujeni, E Dashtimoghadam, K Khoshroo, M Tahriri, F Bastami, D Lobner, L Tayebi
OBJECTIVE: Vascularization is a critical process during bone regeneration/repair and the lack of tissue vascularization is recognized as a major challenge in applying bone tissue engineering methods for cranial and maxillofacial surgeries. The aim of our study is to fabricate a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-loaded gelatin/alginate/β-TCP composite scaffold by 3D printing method using a computer-assisted design (CAD) model. METHODS: The paste, composed of (VEGF-loaded PLGA)-containing gelatin/alginate/β-TCP in water, was loaded into standard Nordson cartridges and promptly employed for printing the scaffolds...
September 4, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880313/3d-printed-poly-%C3%AE%C2%B5-caprolactone-scaffolds-modified-with-hydroxyapatite-and-poly-propylene-fumarate-and-their-effects-on-the-healing-of-rabbit-femur-defects
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Senem Buyuksungur, Tugba Endogan Tanir, Arda Buyuksungur, Ezgi Irem Bektas, Gamze Torun Kose, Deniz Yucel, Tahsin Beyzadeoglu, Engin Cetinkaya, Cagri Yenigun, Ergin Tönük, Vasif Hasirci, Nesrin Hasirci
A large variety of approaches have been used to treat large and irregular shaped bone defects with less than optimal success due to material or design issues. In recent years patient specific constructs prepared by additive manufacturing provided a solution to the need for shaping implants to fit irregular defects in the surgery theater. In this study, cylindrical disks of poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL) were printed by fused deposition modeling and modified with nanohydroxyapatite (HAp) and poly(propylene fumarate) (PPF) to create a mechanically strong implant with well-defined pore size and porosity, controllable surface hydrophilicity (with PPF) and osteoconductivity (with HAp)...
September 7, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875099/surface-functionalization-of-3d-printed-plastics-via-initiated-chemical-vapor-deposition
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Christine Cheng, Malancha Gupta
3D printing is a useful fabrication technique because it offers design flexibility and rapid prototyping. The ability to functionalize the surfaces of 3D-printed objects allows the bulk properties, such as material strength or printability, to be chosen separately from surface properties, which is critical to expanding the breadth of 3D printing applications. In this work, we studied the ability of the initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD) process to coat 3D-printed shapes composed of poly(lactic acid) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870326/molecularly-imprinted-polymers-immobilized-on-3d-printed-scaffolds-as-novel-solid-phase-extraction-sorbent-for-metergoline
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Gilke De Middeleer, Peter Dubruel, Sarah De Saeger
In the present work, a novel solid phase extraction (SPE) sorbent was developed based on molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) immobilized on 3D-printed scaffolds using polymer networks as MIP-immobilizing layer. MIPs were produced by precipitation polymerization in acetonitrile (ACN) using methacrylic acid (MAA) as functional monomer, trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate (TRIM) as crosslinker and metergoline as model template which allows final recognition of ergot alkaloid mycotoxins. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS) analyses showed an average MIP particle size of 457 ± 145 nm...
September 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865175/control-of-cell-growth-on-3d-printed-cell-culture-platforms-for-tissue-engineering
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Zhikai Tan, Tong Liu, Juchang Zhong, Yikun Yang, Weihong Tan
Biocompatible tissue growth has excellent prospects for tissue engineering. These tissues are built over scaffolds, which can influence aspects such as cell adhesion, proliferation rate, morphology, and differentiation. However, the ideal 3D biological structure has not been developed yet. Here, we applied the electro-hydrodynamic jet (E-jet) 3D printing technology using poly-(lactic-co-glycolic acid, PLGA) solution to print varied culture platforms for engineered tissue structures. The effects of different parameters (electrical voltage, plotting speed, and needle sizes) on the outcome were investigated...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827528/optical-%C3%A2%C2%B5-printing-of-cellular-scale-microscaffold-arrays-for-3d-cell-culture
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Xia Ouyang, Kunyu Zhang, Jushuai Wu, Dexter Siu-Hong Wong, Qian Feng, Liming Bian, A Ping Zhang
Guiding cell culture via engineering extracellular microenvironment has attracted tremendous attention due to its appealing potentials in the repair, maintenance, and development of tissues or even whole organs. However, conventional biofabrication technologies are usually less productive in fabricating microscale three-dimensional (3D) constructs because of the strident requirements in processing precision and complexity. Here we present an optical µ-printing technology to rapidly fabricate 3D microscaffold arrays for 3D cell culture and cell-scaffold interaction studies on a single chip...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813592/3d-printed-phema-materials-for-topographical-and-biochemical-modulation-of-dorsal-root-ganglion-cell-response
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Adina Badea, Joselle M McCracken, Emily G Tillmaand, Mikhail E Kandel, Aaron W Oraham, Molly B Mevis, Stanislav S Rubakhin, Gabriel Popescu, Jonathan V Sweedler, Ralph G Nuzzo
Understanding and controlling the interactions occurring between cells and engineered materials are central challenges toward progress in the development of biomedical devices. In this work, we describe materials for direct ink writing (DIW), an extrusion-based type of 3D printing, that embed a custom synthetic protein (RGD-PDL) within the microfilaments of 3D-hydrogel scaffolds to modify these interactions and differentially direct tissue-level organization of complex cell populations in vitro. The RGD-PDL is synthesized by modifying poly-d-lysine (PDL) to varying extents with peptides containing the integrin-binding motif Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)...
September 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808235/direct-ink-write-diw-3d-printed-cellulose-nanocrystal-aerogel-structures
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Vincent Chi-Fung Li, Conner K Dunn, Zhe Zhang, Yulin Deng, H Jerry Qi
Pure cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) aerogels with controlled 3D structures and inner pore architecture are printed using the direct ink write (DIW) technique. While traditional cellulosic aerogel processing approaches lack the ability to easily fabricate complete aerogel structures, DIW 3D printing followed by freeze drying can overcome this shortcoming and can produce CNC aerogels with minimal structural shrinkage or damage. The resultant products have great potential in applications such as tissue scaffold templates, drug delivery, packaging, etc...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805010/characterization-of-hydrogels-made-of-a-novel-spider-silk-protein-emasp1s-and-evaluation-for-3d-printing
#17
Christopher Thamm, Elise DeSimone, Thomas Scheibel
Recombinantly produced spider silk proteins have high potential for bioengineering and various biomedical applications because of their biocompatibility, biodegradability, and low immunogenicity. Here, the recently described small spider silk protein eMaSp1s is assembled into hydrogels, which can be 3D printed into scaffolds. Further, blending with a recombinantly produced MaSp2 derivative eADF4(C16) alters the mechanical properties of the resulting hydrogels. Different spider silk hydrogels also show a distinct recovery after a high shear stress deformation, exhibiting the tunability of their features for selected applications...
August 14, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804996/in-vitro-evaluation-of-3d-bioprinted-tri-polymer-network-scaffolds-for-bone-tissue-regeneration
#18
Stephanie T Bendtsen, Mei Wei
In vitro evaluations provide vital information on the ability of tissue engineered scaffolds to support cell life and promote natural physiological behaviors in culture. Such assessments are necessary to conduct before implementation of the scaffolds for tissue healing in vivo. The scaffold extracellular matrix must provide the biochemical and mechanical cues necessary to promote cellular attachment, migration and proliferation before differentiation and new tissue deposition can occur. In this study, an in vitro evaluation was conducted to assess the ability of scaffolds 3D printed with a previously developed alginate-polyvinyl alcohol-hydroxyapatite formulation to promote proliferation of encapsulated MC3T3 cells...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797066/computationally-designed-lattices-with-tuned-properties-for-tissue-engineering-using-3d-printing
#19
Paul F Egan, Veronica C Gonella, Max Engensperger, Stephen J Ferguson, Kristina Shea
Tissue scaffolds provide structural support while facilitating tissue growth, but are challenging to design due to diverse property trade-offs. Here, a computational approach was developed for modeling scaffolds with lattice structures of eight different topologies and assessing properties relevant to bone tissue engineering applications. Evaluated properties include porosity, pore size, surface-volume ratio, elastic modulus, shear modulus, and permeability. Lattice topologies were generated by patterning beam-based unit cells, with design parameters for beam diameter and unit cell length...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795641/fixation-of-hydrogel-constructs-for-cartilage-repair-in-the-equine-model-a-challenging-issue
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Irina A D Mancini, Rafael Angel Vindas Bolanos, Harold Brommer, Miguel Castilho, Alexandro Ribeiro, J P A M van Loon, Anneloes Mensinga, Mattie H P Van Rijen, Jos Malda, René van Weeren
<u><b>Objective</b></u> To evaluate the use of commercial and autologous fibrin glue and of an alternative method based on a 3D-printed polycaprolactone (PCL) anchor for the fixation of hydrogel-based scaffolds in an equine model for cartilage repair. <u><b>Methods</b></u> In a first study, three different hydrogel-based materials were orthotopically implanted in nine horses for 1-4 weeks in 6mm diameter full thickness cartilage defects in the medial femoral trochlear ridge and fixated with commercially available fibrin glue (CFG)...
August 10, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
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