|About this Abstract
|MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
|3D Printing of Biomaterials and Devices
|3D Printing Strategies to Fabricate Complex Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications
|Murat Guvendiren, Alperen Abaci
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
3D printing has become a common manufacturing technique to create tissue engineering scaffolds and live tissues. In this invited talk, novel strategies developed in our research laboratory will be discussed to fabricate complex devices composed of hydrogels or solid polymers for tissue engineering applications such as regenerating vasculature and bone tissue. First, we will present a novel approach to bioprinting macro-channels within cell-laden hydrogels to regenerate vasculature. Then, we will focus on bioprinting of cell-laden hydrogels and cell only aggregates within functional and/or support hydrogels, and summarize our results to control stem cell osteogenesis using these devices. We will then focus on controlling stem cell hetereogenity within 3D printed solid polymeric scaffolds with airbrushed membranes for interface tissue engineering.