Transactions on Additive Manufacturing Meets Medicine
Vol 2 No 1 (2020): Trans. AMMM

Material Properties, Structural Designs, and Printing Technologies

3D Additive manufacturing of shapeshifting scaffolds: polymeric and ceramic solutions

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Darius Gailevicius (Femtika), Greta Merkininkaite , Dovile Andrijec , Deividas Andriukaitis , Henrikas Gricius , Rokas Vargalis , Linas Jonusauskas (Femtika), Simas Šakirzanovas (Vilnius University)


Scaffolds for cell growth have been irreplaceable in regenerative medicine. Typically, the scaffold structures are rigid or semi-rigid. This can be overcome using multiphoton laser lithography that allows the fabrication of flexible geometries, appropriate for soft tissue application. A step beyond that is the application of a postprocessing step appropriate to hybrid polymers that results in new materials and new properties. This gives an option to produce new types of structures.

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