Additive tissue manufacturing for breast reconstruction: Combining CAD/CAM with adipose tissue engineering
Chhaya, Mohit Prashant (2015) Additive tissue manufacturing for breast reconstruction: Combining CAD/CAM with adipose tissue engineering. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.
Mohit Prashant Chhaya Thesis
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The primary aim of this multidisciplinary project was to develop a new generation of breast implants. Disrupting the currently prevailing paradigm of silicone implants which permanently introduce a foreign body into mastectomy patients, highly porous implants developed as part of this PhD project are biodegradable by the body and augment the growth of natural tissue. Our technology platform leverages computer-assisted-design which allows us to manufacture fully patient-specific implants based on a personalised medicine approach. Multiple animal studies conducted in this project have shown that the polymeric implant slowly degrades within the body harmlessly while the body's own tissue forms concurrently.
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|Item Type:||QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)|
|Supervisor:||Hutmacher, Dietmar & Vaquette, Cedryck|
|Keywords:||Breast Reconstruction, Computer Aided Design, Tissue Engineering, Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Aided Manufacturing, Animal studies, 3D printing, Adipose Tissue Engineering, Additive Manufacturing|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Institution:||Queensland University of Technology|
|Deposited On:||12 Oct 2015 06:40|
|Last Modified:||12 Oct 2015 06:40|
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