Photo-crosslinking of functionalised lactide oligomers for the fabrication of osteochondral tissue engineering scaffolds

Melchels, F.P.W., Grijpma, D.W., & Feijen, J. (2006) Photo-crosslinking of functionalised lactide oligomers for the fabrication of osteochondral tissue engineering scaffolds. In Journal of Controlled Release, Elsevier BV, Noordwijk, Netherlands, e98-e100.

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In the fabrication of osteochondral tissue engineering scaffolds, the two distinct tissues impose different requirements on the architecture. Stereo-lithography is a rapid prototyping method that can be utilised to make 3D constructs with high spatial control by radical photopolymerization. In this study, biodegradable resins are developed that can be applied in stereo-lithography. Photo-crosslinked poly(lactide) networks with varying physical properties were synthesised, and by photo polymerizing in the presence of leachable particles porous scaffolds could be prepared as well.

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ID Code: 38880
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: osteochondral tissue engineering scaffolds, stereo-lithography, rapid prototyping, 3D constructs, radical photopolymerization
DOI: 10.1016/j.jconrel.2006.09.070
ISSN: 0168-3659
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING (090300) > Biomaterials (090301)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Published by Elsevier B.V.
Deposited On: 25 Nov 2010 05:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 22:42

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