Scaffold development using 3D printing with a starch-based polymer
Lam, Christopher Xu Fu, Mo, X.M., Teoh, Swee-Hin, & Hutmacher, Dietmar (2002) Scaffold development using 3D printing with a starch-based polymer. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications, 20(1/2), pp. 49-56.
Rapid prototyping (RP) techniques have been utilised by tissue engineers to produce three-dimensional (3D) porous scaffolds. RP technologies allow the design and fabrication of complex scaffold geometries with a fully interconnected pore network. Three-dimensional printing (3DP) technique was used to fabricate scaffolds with a novel micro- and macro-architecture. In this study, a unique blend of starch-based polymer powders (cornstarch, dextran and gelatin) was developed for the 3DP process. Cylindrical scaffolds of five different designs were fabricated and post-processed to enhance the mechanical and chemical properties. The scaffold properties were characterised by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), porosity analysis and compression tests
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Three-dimensional printing; Rapid prototyping; Starch-based scaffolds; Tissue engineering|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (060000) > OTHER BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (069900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > MEDICAL PHYSIOLOGY (111600)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
|Deposited On:||30 Sep 2010 00:32|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 17:49|
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