Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 1 No 1 (2019): Trans. AMMM
https://doi.org/10.18416/AMMM.2019.1909S07T01

Scaffolds, Implants and Drug Delivery Systems

Polymer-ceramic bone bricks for tissue engineering

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Evangelos Daskalakis (The University of Manchester), Fengyuan Liu (The University of Manchester), Anil Ahmet Acar (Sabanci University), Benedict Smith (The University of Manchester), Enes Aslan (The University of Manchester), Glen Cooper (The University of Manchester), Andrew Weightman (The University of Manchester), Bahattin Koc (Sabanci University), Gordon Blunn (University of Portsmouth), Paulo Bartolo (The University of Manchester)

Abstract

This paper investigates the use of polymer-ceramic composite scaffolds for bone regeneration. Different ratios between Poly-e-caprolactone (PCL)  and Hydroxyapatite (HA) were considered. Scaffolds were produced using two different lay-down patterns (0/90° and 0/45°) and pore sizes (350μm, 500μm and 700μm). Compressive tests and cell proliferation tests are reported. Human adipose derived stem cells (hADSCs) were used for the biological characterization.

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