3D Bioplotter Research Papers

Displaying all papers by C. Vaquette (4 results)

The effect of culture conditions on the bone regeneration potential of osteoblast-laden 3D bioprinted constructs

Acta Biomaterialia 2023 Volume 156, Pages 190-201

Three Dimensional (3D) bioprinting is one of the most recent additive manufacturing technologies and enables the direct incorporation of cells within a highly porous 3D-bioprinted construct. While the field has mainly focused on developing methods for enhancing printing resolution and shape fidelity, little is understood about the biological impact of bioprinting on cells. To address this shortcoming, this study investigated the in vitro and in vivo response of human osteoblasts subsequent to bioprinting using gelatin methacryloyl (GelMA) as the hydrogel precursor. First, bioprinted and two-dimensional (2D) cultured osteoblasts were compared, demonstrating that the 3D microenvironment from bioprinting enhanced bone-related gene…

Patient-Specific Bone Particles Bioprinting for Bone Tissue Engineering

Advanced Healthcare Materials 2020 Volume 9, Issue 23, Article 2001323

Although bioinks with both high printability and shape fidelity while maintaining high cell viability are developed, the biofunctionality of the resulting bioprinted construct is often overlooked. To address this, a methacrylated gelatin (GelMA)-based bioink biofunctionalized with bone particles (BPs) is developed as a personalized treatment strategy for bone regeneration. The bioink consists of incorporating BPs of various sizes (0–500 µm) in GelMA at various concentrations (ranging from 5 to 15% w/v). The printability of the bioink is systematically investigated and it is demonstrated that a 15% w/v BP-loading results in high print quality for 10% and 12.5% GelMA concentrations. Rheological…

Finite element analysis of the performance of additively manufactured scaffolds for scapholunate ligament reconstruction

PLoS ONE 2021 Volume 16, Issue 11, Article: e0256528

Rupture of the scapholunate interosseous ligament can cause the dissociation of scaphoid and lunate bones, resulting in impaired wrist function. Current treatments (e.g., tendon-based surgical reconstruction, screw-based fixation, fusion, or carpectomy) may restore wrist stability, but do not address regeneration of the ruptured ligament, and may result in wrist functional limitations and osteoarthritis. Recently a novel multiphasic bone-ligament-bone scaffold was proposed, which aims to reconstruct the ruptured ligament, and which can be 3D-printed using medical-grade polycaprolactone. This scaffold is composed of a central ligament-scaffold section and features a bone attachment terminal at either end. Since the ligament-scaffold is the primary…

Workflow for highly porous resorbable custom 3D printed scaffolds using medical grade polymer for large volume alveolar bone regeneration

Clinical Oral Implants Research 2020 Volume 31, Issue 5, Pages 431-441

Objectives This study investigates the design, workflow, and manufacture of highly porous, resorbable additively manufactured, 3‐dimensional (3D) custom scaffolds for the regeneration of large volume alveolar bone defects. Materials and Methods Computed tomography (CT) scans of 5 posterior mandibular vertical bone defects were obtained. Surface masks (3D surface contours) of the recipient site were first isolated using a contrast threshold, transformed into 3D objects, and used to guide the formation of custom implant template models. To determine model accuracy and fit, the gap and overlap between the patient geometry models and the idealized template 3D models were quantified. Models were…