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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141120/biotinylated-photopolymers-for-3d-printed-unibody-lab-on-a-chip-optical-platforms
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Caterina Credi, Gianmarco Griffini, Marinella Levi, Stefano Turri
The present work reports the first demonstration of straightforward fabrication of monolithic unibody lab-on-a-chip (ULOCs) integrating bioactive micrometric 3D scaffolds by means of multimaterial stereolithography (SL). To this end, a novel biotin-conjugated photopolymer is successfully synthesized and optimally formulated to achieve high-performance SL-printing resolution, as demonstrated by the SL-fabrication of biotinylated structures smaller than 100 µm. By optimizing a multimaterial single-run SL-based 3D-printing process, such biotinylated microstructures are incorporated within perfusion microchambers whose excellent optical transparency enables real-time optical microscopy analyses...
November 15, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141112/multiscale-geometric-design-principles-applied-to-3d-printed-schwarzites
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Seyed Mohammad Sajadi, Peter Samora Owuor, Steven Schara, Cristiano F Woellner, Varlei Rodrigues, Robert Vajtai, Jun Lou, Douglas S Galvão, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Pulickel M Ajayan
Schwartzites are 3D porous solids with periodic minimal surfaces having negative Gaussian curvatures and can possess unusual mechanical and electronic properties. The mechanical behavior of primitive and gyroid schwartzite structures across different length scales is investigated after these geometries are 3D printed at centimeter length scales based on molecular models. Molecular dynamics and finite elements simulations are used to gain further understanding on responses of these complex solids under compressive loads and kinetic impact experiments...
November 15, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139286/highly-sensitive-flexible-pressure-sensors-based-on-printed-organic-transistors-with-centro-apically-self-organized-organic-semiconductor-microstructures
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So Young Yeo, Sangsik Park, Yeonjin Yi, Do Hwan Kim, Jung Ah Lim
A highly sensitive pressure sensor based on a printed organic transistors with three-dimensionally self-organized organic semiconductor microstructures were demonstrated. A unique organic transistor with semiconductor channels positioned at the highest summit of printed cylindrical microstructures was achieved simply by printing an organic semiconductor and polymer blend on the plastic substrate without the use of additional etching or replication processes. A combination of the printed organic semiconductor microstructure and an elastomeric top-gate dielectric resulted in a highly sensitive OFET pressure sensor with a high pressure sensitivity of 1...
November 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137703/fabrication-of-a-novel-aptasensor-based-on-three-dimensional-reduced-graphene-oxide-polyaniline-gold-nanoparticle-composite-as-a-novel-platform-for-high-sensitive-and-specific-cocaine-detection
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Pegah Hashemi, Hasan Bagheri, Abbas Afkhami, Yalda Hosseinzadeh Ardakani, Tayyebeh Madrakian
In the present research, we have developed a novel label free aptasensor based on screen printed carbon electrode (SPCE) modified with three-dimensional magnetic reduced graphene oxide(3D-MRGO)/polyaniline(PA)/gold nanoparticle(AuNP) nanocomposite for impedimetric determination of cocaine. To achieve this goal, a specific thiolated cocaine aptamer was immobilized onto the surface of synthesized nanocomposite. The signaling mechanism of the proposed aptasensor was based on increase in the [Fe(CN)6](3-/4-) charge transfer resistance (RCT) as an electrochemical probe in the presence of target analyte...
December 15, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137148/a-miniaturized-nickel-oxide-thermistor-via-aerosol-jet-technology
#5
Chia Wang, Guan-Yi Hong, Kuan-Ming Li, Hong-Tsu Young
In this study, a miniaturized thermistor sensor was produced using the Aerosol Jet printing process for temperature sensing applications. A nickel oxide nanoparticle ink with a large temperature coefficient of resistance was fabricated. The thermistor was printed with a circular NiO thin film in between the two parallel silver conductive tracks on a cutting tool insert. The printed thermistor, which has an adjustable dimension with a submillimeter scale, operates over a range of 30-250 °C sensitively (B value of ~4310 K) without hysteretic effects...
November 12, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136932/cell-immobilization-on-3d-printed-matrices-a-model-study-on-propionic-acid-fermentation
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Fabricio Dos Santos Belgrano, Olaf Diegel, Nei Pereira, Rajni Hatti-Kaul
This study uses three-dimensional (3D) printing technology as a tool for designing carriers for immobilization of microbial cells for bioprocesses. Production of propionic acid from glucose by immobilized Propionibacterium sp. cells was studied as a model system. For cell adsorption, the 3D-printed nylon beads were added to the culture medium during 3 rounds of cell cultivation. Cell adsorption and fermentation kinetics were similar irrespective of the bead size and lattice structure. The cells bound to 15 mm beads exhibited reduced fermentation time as compared to free cell fermentations; maximum productivity and propionic acid titer of 0...
November 2, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134949/pla-short-sub-micron-fiber-reinforcement-of-3d-bioprinted-alginate-constructs-for-cartilage-regeneration
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Alicja Kosik-Kozioł, Marco Costantini, Tomasz Bolek, Krisztina Szöke, Andrea Barbetta, Jan Brinchmann, Wojciech Święszkowski
In this study, we present an innovative strategy to reinforce 3D-printed hydrogel constructs for cartilage tissue engineering by formulating composite bioinks containing alginate and short sub-micron polylactide (PLA) fibers. We demonstrate that Young's modulus obtained for pristine alginate constructs (6.9 ± 1.7 kPa) can be increased threefold (up to 25.1 ± 3.8 kPa) with the addition of PLA short fibers. Furthermore, to assess the performance of such materials in cartilage tissue engineering, we loaded the bioinks with human chondrocytes and cultured in vitro the bioprinted constructs for up to 14 days...
November 14, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134773/design-and-biological-functionality-of-a-novel-hybrid-ti-6al-4v-hydrogel-system-for-reconstruction-of-bone-defects
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Alok Kumar, K C Nune, R D K Misra
We have designed a unique injectable bioactive hydrogel comprising of alginate, gelatin, and nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite and loaded with osteoblasts, with the ability to infiltrate into three-dimensional Ti-6Al-4V scaffolds with interconnected porous architecture, fabricated by electron beam melting (EBM). A two-step crosslinking process using the EDC/NHS and CaCl2 was adopted and found to be effective in the fabrication of cell-loaded hydrogel/Ti-6Al-4V scaffold system. This hybrid Ti-6Al-4V scaffold/hydrogel system was designed for the reconstruction of bone defects, which are difficult to heal in the absence of suitable support materials...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134412/engineered-bone-scaffolds-with-dielectrophoresis-based-patterning-using-3d-printing
#9
Zhijie Huan, Henry K Chu, Hongbo Liu, Jie Yang, Dong Sun
Patterning of cells into a specific pattern is an important procedure in tissue engineering to facilitate tissue culture and ingrowth. In this paper, a new type of 3D-printed scaffold utilizing dielectrophoresis (DEP) for active cell seeding and patterning was proposed. This scaffold adopted a concentric-ring design that is similar to native bone tissues. The scaffold was fabricated with a commercial three-dimensional (3D) printer. Polylactic Acid (PLA) was selected as the material for the printer and the fabricated scaffold was coated with gold to enhance the conductivity for DEP manipulation...
November 13, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133915/impact-of-spatial-characteristics-in-the-left-stenotic-coronary-artery-on-the-hemodynamics-and-visualization-of-3d-replica-models
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Yang Yang, Xin Liu, Yufa Xia, Xin Liu, Wanqing Wu, Huahua Xiong, Heye Zhang, Lin Xu, Kelvin K L Wong, Hanbin Ouyang, Wenhua Huang
Cardiovascular disease has been the major cause of death worldwide. Although the initiation and progression mechanism of the atherosclerosis are similar, the stenotic characteristics and the corresponding medical decisions are different between individuals. In the present study, we performed anatomic and hemodynamic analysis on 8 left coronary arterial trees with 10 identified stenoses. A novel boundary condition method had been implemented for fast computational fluid dynamics simulations and patient-specific three-dimensional printed models had been built for visualizations...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133713/three-dimensional-model-printing-for-surgery-on-arteriovenous-malformations
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Abhidha Shah, Bhavin Jankharia, Atul Goel
AIM: Surgery for intracranial complex vascular malformations can be quite exigent and involves considerable preoperative planning. Here, we present the advantages of using three-dimensional (3D) printed models as a preoperative investigational modality. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 3D printed models were made from thin-slice computed tomography (CT) angiography scans of 6 patients with arteriovenous malformations over an18-month period from August 2015 to December 2016...
November 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132232/embedded-multimaterial-extrusion-bioprinting
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Marco Rocca, Alessio Fragasso, Wanjun Liu, Marcel A Heinrich, Yu Shrike Zhang
Embedded extrusion bioprinting allows for the generation of complex structures that otherwise cannot be achieved with conventional layer-by-layer deposition from the bottom, by overcoming the limits imposed by gravitational force. By taking advantage of a hydrogel bath, serving as a sacrificial printing environment, it is feasible to extrude a bioink in freeform until the entire structure is deposited and crosslinked. The bioprinted structure can be subsequently released from the supporting hydrogel and used for further applications...
November 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131497/development-of-endothelial-cell-networks-in-3d-tissues-by-combination-of-melt-electrospinning-writing-with-cell-accumulation-technology
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Sarah Bertlein, Daichi Hikimoto, Gernot Hochleitner, Julia Hümmer, Tomasz Jungst, Michiya Matsusaki, Mitsuru Akashi, Jürgen Groll
A remaining challenge in tissue engineering approaches is the in vitro vascularization of engineered constructs or tissues. Current approaches in engineered vascularized constructs are often limited in the control of initial vascular network geometry, which is crucial to ensure full functionality of these constructs with regard to cell survival, metabolic activity, and potential differentiation ability. Herein, the combination of 3D-printed poly-ε-caprolactone scaffolds via melt electrospinning writing with the cell-accumulation technique to enable the formation and control of capillary-like network structures is reported...
November 13, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131228/3d-printing-in-chemical-engineering-and-catalytic-technology-structured-catalysts-mixers-and-reactors
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REVIEW
Cesar Parra-Cabrera, Clement Achille, Simon Kuhn, Rob Ameloot
Computer-aided fabrication technologies combined with simulation and data processing approaches are changing our way of manufacturing and designing functional objects. Also in the field of catalytic technology and chemical engineering the impact of additive manufacturing, also referred to as 3D printing, is steadily increasing thanks to a rapidly decreasing equipment threshold. Although still in an early stage, the rapid and seamless transition between digital data and physical objects enabled by these fabrication tools will benefit both research and manufacture of reactors and structured catalysts...
November 13, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131190/tailoring-lens-functionality-by-3d-laser-printing
#15
Shlomi Lightman, Gilad Hurvitz, Raz Gvishi, Ady Arie
Conversion of a Gaussian beam into a top-hat beam or to an annular beam is demonstrated using 3D direct laser printing. Micron-scale refractive phase elements were designed and printed directly on standard commercially available lenses. These structures modify the phase of the incoming beam into either three intensity-flattened profiles, having line, square, or circular shapes, or to an annular beam profile. This method to functionalize lenses opens new and exciting opportunities for compact and robust beam shaping, as well as for reduction of the aberrations of the lens itself...
November 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130836/composite-3d-printed-scaffold-with-structured-electrospun-nanofibers-promotes-chondrocyte-adhesion-and-infiltration
#16
M Rampichová, E Košt'áková Kuželová, E Filová, J Chvojka, J Šafka, M Pelcl, J Daňková, E Prosecká, M Buzgo, M Plencner, D Lukáš, E Amler
Additive manufacturing, also called 3D printing, is an effective method for preparing scaffolds with defined structure and porosity. The disadvantage of the technique is the excessive smoothness of the printed fibers, which does not support cell adhesion. In the present study, a 3D printed scaffold was combined with electrospun classic or structured nanofibers to promote cell adhesion. Structured nanofibers were used to improve the infiltration of cells into the scaffold. Electrospun layers were connected to 3D printed fibers by gluing, thus enabling the fabrication of scaffolds with unlimited thickness...
November 13, 2017: Cell Adhesion & Migration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129573/3d-printed-uv-light-cured-polydimethylsiloxane-devices-for-drug-delivery
#17
Jenny Holländer, Risto Hakala, Jaakko Suominen, Niko Moritz, Jouko Yliruusi, Niklas Sandler
The goal of this work was to study the printability of PDMS with a semi-solid extrusion printer in combination with the UV-assisted crosslinking technology using UV-LED light to manufacture drug containing structures. Structures with different pore sizes and different drug loadings were prepared containing prednisolone as a model drug. The work showed that it was possible to print drug-free and drug-loaded drug delivery devices of PDMS with the 3D printing technique used in this study. The required UV-curing time to get sufficient crosslinking yield and mechanical strength was minimum three minutes...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129522/increasing-the-safety-of-surgical-treatment-for-complex-cranio-vertebral-anomalies-using-customized-3d-printed-models
#18
Kataria Rashim, K Verma Pawan, V D Sinha
Surgery for the Cranio-vertebral (CV) junction anomalies using top loading subocciput (C0)/C1-C2 screws is difficult and requires high level of skill and expertise. This is because of complex abnormal anatomy in that region and other issues including the instrumentation. Thorough knowledge of the 3D anatomy of the Craniovertebral junction of the patient is essential for favourable outcome. The customised 3D printed model of CV junction region of the patient can be used for studying the anatomy and relationship of vertebral artery to the C1-C2 joint before the actual surgery...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129026/micromechanical-study-of-the-load-transfer-in-a-polycaprolactone-collagen-hybrid-scaffold-when-subjected-to-unconfined-and-confined-compression
#19
A P G Castro, D Lacroix
Scaffolds are used in diverse tissue engineering applications as hosts for cell proliferation and extracellular matrix formation. One of the most used tissue engineering materials is collagen, which is well known to be a natural biomaterial, also frequently used as cell substrate, given its natural abundance and intrinsic biocompatibility. This study aims to evaluate how the macroscopic biomechanical stimuli applied on a construct made of polycaprolactone scaffold embedded in a collagen substrate translate into microscopic stimuli at the cell level...
November 11, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128598/histological-and-radiological-evaluation-of-subcutaneous-implants-in-mouse-of-a-3d-printable-material-fulcure-720-and-experimental-application-in-mandibular-reconstruction
#20
J Megías Barrera, L García-Consuegra, A Novoa, S Costilla, S Junquera, G Ascani
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the bioactivity of FullCure compared to porous polyethylene implants (Medpor) in rats prior to custom-made scaffold support manufacturing for mandible segmental defects (MSD) reconstruction in sheep. METHODS: 12 Fullcure and Medpor laminaes were implanted in the left and right dorsum respectively of 6 wistar rats. Toxicity was assessed by skin, kidney and liver histopathology 3 months post-implantation. Computed Tomography (CT) was carried out in order to assess radiological differences between implants...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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