Development of scaffolds for tissue engineering using selective laser sintering
Tan, Kwang Hui.
Date of Issue2004
School of Mechanical and Production Engineering
Tissue Engineering (TE) is an important field in biomedical engineering that has raised interests among clinicians and engineers in the quest for alternative replacements for tissues, implants and organs. TE strategies for creating natural tissues or organs for anchoring dependent cell types rely on the application of temporary three-dimensional scaffolds to guide the proliferation. The characteristics required of TE scaffolds are major concerns in the pursuit to design and fabricate ideal scaffolds. Rapid Prototyping (RP) technologies are fast becoming the techniques of choice for the fabrication of TE scaffolds that can overcome the setbacks and limitations of conventional manual-based techniques.
Nanyang Technological University