Three-dimensional printing of biodegradable polymeric scaffold.
Tan, Hui Tong.
Date of Issue2007
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
A degradable multi-functional scaffold was developed to provide mechanical support for tissue regeneration and to deliver various genes/ proteins/ drugs with respective release profile at different stages of implantation. An indirect binding approach with three-dimensional printing (3DP) was accomplished in this study to solve the limitation of solvent printing for polymeric scaffold. This method enables the printing of different polymers with water and the fabrication of highly versatile scaffold for either soft or hard tissue implantation.