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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144425/selective-laser-sintering-of-porous-silica-enabled-by-carbon-additive
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Shuai Chang, Liqun Li, Li Lu, Jerry Ying Hsi Fuh
The aim of this study is to investigate the possibility of a freeform fabrication of porous ceramic parts through selective laser sintering (SLS). SLS was proposed to manufacture ceramic green parts because this additive manufacturing technique can be used to fabricate three-dimensional objects directly without a mold, and the technique has the capability of generating porous ceramics with controlled porosity. However, ceramic printing has not yet fully achieved its 3D fabrication capabilities without using polymer binder...
November 16, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143451/using-intraoral-scanning-technology-for-three-dimensional-printing-of-kennedy-class-i-removable-partial-denture-metal-framework-a-clinical-report
#2
Feng Hu, Zhenhua Pei, Ying Wen
Removable partial dentures (RPDs) are used to restore missing teeth and are traditionally fabricated using the lost-wax casting technique. The casting process is arduous, time-consuming, and requires a skilled technician. The development of intraoral scanning and 3D printing technology has made rapid prototyping of the RPD more achievable. This article reports a completed case of direct fabrication of a maxillary RPD metal framework (Kennedy Class I) using intraoral scanning and 3D printing techniques. Acceptable fit and satisfactory clinical outcome were demonstrated...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142862/three-dimensional-printing-for-craniomaxillofacial-regeneration
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Laura Gaviria, Joseph J Pearson, Sergio A Montelongo, Teja Guda, Joo L Ong
Craniomaxillofacial injuries produce complex wound environments involving various tissue types and treatment strategies. In a clinical setting, care is taken to properly irrigate and stabilize the injury, while grafts are molded in an attempt to maintain physiological functionality and cosmesis. This often requires multiple surgeries and grafts leading to added discomfort, pain and financial burden. Many of these injuries can lead to disfigurement and resultant loss of system function including mastication, respiration, and articulation, and these can lead to acute and long-term psychological impact on the patient...
October 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
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/29137676/a-medium-invasiveness-multi-level-patient-s-specific-template-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-the-scoliosis-surgery
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Farhad Azimifar, Kamran Hassani, Amir Hossein Saveh, Farhad Tabatabai Ghomsheh
BACKGROUND: Several methods including free-hand technique, fluoroscopic guidance, image-guided navigation, computer-assisted surgery system, robotic platform and patient's specific templates are being used for pedicle screw placement. These methods have screw misplacements and are not always easy to be applied. Furthermore, it is necessary to expose completely a large portions of the spine in order to access fit entirely around the vertebrae. METHODS: In this study, a multi-level patient's specific template with medium invasiveness was proposed for pedicle screw placement in the scoliosis surgery...
November 14, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
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/29135262/a-low-molecular-weight-gelator-composed-of-pyrene-and-fluorene-moieties-for-effective-charge-transfer-in-supramolecular-ambidextrous-gel
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Samala Murali Mohan Reddy, Pramod Dorishetty, George Augustine, Abhijit P Deshpande, Niraikulam Ayyadurai, Ganesh Shanmugam
Charge-transfer (CT) gel materials obtained from low-molecular-weight (LMW) compounds through a supramolecular self-assembly approach have received fascinating attention by many researchers because of their interesting material property and potential applications. However, most of the CT gel materials constructed were of organogels while the construction of CT gels in the form of a hydrogel is a challenge because of the solubility issue in water, which considerably limits the use of CT hydrogels. Herein, for the first time, we report a new LMW gelator [N(α)-(fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl)-N(ε)-(δ-butyric-1-pyrenyl)-l-lysine, (FmKPy)], composed of two functional moieties such as fluorenylmethoxycarbonyl and pyrene, which not only parade both hydro and organo (ambidextrous) supramolecular gel formation but also exhibit CT ambidextrous gels when mixed with an electron acceptor such as 2,4,7-trinitro-9-fluorenone (TNF)...
November 14, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
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
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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/29134104/king-post-truss-as-a-motif-for-internal-structure-of-meta-material-with-controlled-elastic-properties
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Emilio Turco, Ivan Giorgio, Anil Misra, Francesco dell'Isola
One of the most interesting challenges in the modern theory of materials consists in the determination of those microstructures which produce, at the macro-level, a class of metamaterials whose elastic range is many orders of magnitude wider than the one exhibited by 'standard' materials. In dell'Isola et al. (2015 Zeitschrift für angewandte Mathematik und Physik66, 3473-3498. (doi:10.1007/s00033-015-0556-4)), it was proved that, with a pantographic microstructure constituted by 'long' micro-beams it is possible to obtain metamaterials whose elastic range spans up to an elongation exceeding 30%...
October 2017: Royal Society Open Science
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/29131515/enhanced-resolution-and-speckle-free-three-dimensional-printing-of-macular-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Peter M Maloca, Richard F Spaide, Simon Rothenbuehler, Hendrik P N Scholl, Tjebo Heeren, João E Ramos de Carvalho, Mali Okada, Pascal W Hasler, Catherine Egan, Adnan Tufail
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128162/three-dimensionally-printed-personalized-guide-plate-for-percutaneous-radiofrequency-thermal-coagulation-in-idiopathic-trigeminal-neuralgia
#16
M Deng, H Cai, W Fang, X Long
Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) is used widely for the treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Precise puncture and placement of the electrode needle tip are crucial for successful RFT. This technical note introduces a novel method for performing RFT using a customized, three-dimensionally (3D)-printed guide plate. Eleven patients with idiopathic TN were treated using this method between February and July 2016. Three had V2 branch TN and eight had V3 branch TN. Punctures in eight patients were successful at the first attempt; slight adjustments were required subsequently in the other three patients...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127293/three-dimensional-printed-polylactic-acid-hydroxyapatite-composite-scaffolds-for-prefabricating-vascularized-tissue-engineered-bone-an-in-vivo-bioreactor-model
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Haifeng Zhang, Xiyuan Mao, Danyang Zhao, Wenbo Jiang, Zijing Du, Qingfeng Li, Chaohua Jiang, Dong Han
The repair of large bone defects with complex geometries remains a major clinical challenge. Here, we explored the feasibility of fabricating polylactic acid-hydroxyapatite (PLA-HA) composite scaffolds. These scaffolds were constructed from vascularized tissue engineered bone using an in vivo bioreactor (IVB) strategy with three-dimensional printing technology. Specifically, a rabbit model was established to prefabricate vascularized tissue engineered bone in two groups. An experimental group (EG) was designed using a tibial periosteum capsule filled with 3D printed (3DP) PLA-HA composite scaffolds seeded with bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) and crossed with a vascular bundle...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120185/three-dimensional-nanoprinting-via-direct-delivery
#18
Joao Francisco Ventrici de Souza, Yang Liu, Shuo Wang, Pablo Dorig, Tonya L Kuhl, Jane Frommer, Gang-Yu Liu
Direct writing methods are a generic and simple means to produce designed structures in three-dimensions (3D). The printing is achieved by extruding printing materials through a nozzle, which provides a platform to deliver a wide range of materials. Although this method has been routinely used for 3D printing at macroscopic scales, miniaturization to micrometer and nanometer scales and building hierarchical structures at multidimensional scales represent new challenges in research and development. The current work addresses these challenges by combining the spatial precision of atomic force microscopy (AFM) and local delivery capability of microfluidics...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119674/assessment-of-hydrogels-for-bioprinting-of-endothelial-cells
#19
Leo Benning, Ludwig Gutzweiler, Kevin Tröndle, Julian Riba, Roland Zengerle, Peter Koltay, Stefan Zimmermann, G Björn Stark, Günter Finkenzeller
In tissue engineering applications, vascularization can be accomplished by co-implantation of tissue forming cells and endothelial cells (ECs), whereby the latter are able to form functional blood vessels. The use of three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technologies has the potential to improve the classical tissue engineering approach because these will allow the generation of scaffolds with high spatial control of endothelial cell allocation. This study focuses on a side by side comparisons of popular commercially available bioprinting hydrogels (matrigel, fibrin, collagen, gelatin, agarose, Pluronic F-127, alginate and alginate/gelatin) in the context of their physicochemical parameters, their swelling/degradation characteristics, their biological effects on vasculogenesis-related EC parameters and their printability...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118668/a-bioinspired-study-on-the-compressive-resistance-of-helicoidal-fibre-structures
#20
Ting Tan, Brian Ribbans
Helicoidal fibre structures are widely observed in natural materials. In this paper, an integrated experimental and analytical approach was used to investigate the compressive resistance of helicoidal fibre structures. First, helicoidal fibre-reinforced composites were created using three-dimensionally printed helicoids and polymeric matrices, including plain, ring-reinforced and helix-reinforced helicoids. Then, load-displacement curves under monotonic compression tests were collected to measure the compressive strengths of helicoidal fibre composites...
October 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
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