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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 84762
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: 01 Jun 2017 14:00

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