3D Bioplotter Research Papers

Displaying all papers by J. L. Guo (2 results)

Swelling Behaviors of 3D Printed Hydrogel and Hydrogel-Microcarrier Composite Scaffolds

Tissue Engineering Part A 2021 Volume 27, Number 11-12, Pages 665-678

The present study sought to demonstrate the swelling behavior of hydrogel-microcarrier composite constructs to inform their use in controlled release and tissue engineering applications. In this study, gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) and GelMA-gelatin microparticle (GMP) composite constructs were three-dimensionally printed, and their swelling and degradation behavior was evaluated over time and as a function of the degree of crosslinking of included GMPs. GelMA-only constructs and composite constructs loaded with GMPs crosslinked with 10 mM (GMP-10) or 40 mM (GMP-40) glutaraldehyde were swollen in phosphate-buffered saline for up to 28 days to evaluate changes in swelling and polymer loss. In addition, scaffold reswelling capacity…

Three-dimensional printing of click functionalized, peptide patterned scaffolds for osteochondral tissue engineering

Bioprinting 2021 Volume 22, Article e00136

Osteochondral repair remains a significant clinical challenge due to the multiple tissue phenotypes and complex biochemical milieu in the osteochondral unit. To repair osteochondral defects, it is necessary to mimic the gradation between bone and cartilage, which requires spatial patterning of multiple tissue-specific cues. To address this need, we have developed a facile system for the conjugation and patterning of tissue-specific peptides by melt extrusion of peptide-functionalized poly(ε-caprolactone) (PCL). In this study, alkyne-terminated PCL was conjugated to tissue-specific peptides via a mild, aqueous, and Ru(II)-catalyzed click reaction. The PCL-peptide composites were then 3D printed by multimaterial segmented printing to generate…