3D Bioplotter Research Papers

Displaying all papers by S. Levenberg (2 results)

3D-printable plant protein-enriched scaffolds for cultivated meat development

Biomaterials 2022 Volume 284, Article 121487

Cultivated meat harnesses tissue engineering (TE) concepts to create sustainable, edible muscle tissues, for addressing the rising meat product demands and their global consequences. As 3D-printing is a promising method for creating thick and complex structures, two plant-protein-enriched scaffolding compositions were primarily assessed in our work as 3D-printable platforms for bovine satellite cells (BSC) maturation. Mixtures of pea protein isolate (PPI) and soy protein isolate (SPI) with RGD-modified alginate (Alginate(RGD)) were evaluated as prefabricated mold-based and 3D-printed scaffolds for BSC cultivation, and ultimately, as potential bioinks for cellular printing. Mold-based protein enriched scaffolds exhibited elevated stability and stiffness compared to…

3D Bioprinting of Engineered Tissue Flaps with Hierarchical Vessel Networks (VesselNet) for Direct Host-To-Implant Perfusion

Advanced Materials 2021 Volume 33, Issue 42, Article 2102661

Engineering hierarchical vasculatures is critical for creating implantable functional thick tissues. Current approaches focus on fabricating mesoscale vessels for implantation or hierarchical microvascular in vitro models, but a combined approach is yet to be achieved to create engineered tissue flaps. Here, millimetric vessel-like scaffolds and 3D bioprinted vascularized tissues interconnect, creating fully engineered hierarchical vascular constructs for implantation. Endothelial and support cells spontaneously form microvascular networks in bioprinted tissues using a human collagen bioink. Sacrificial molds are used to create polymeric vessel-like scaffolds and endothelial cells seeded in their lumen form native-like endothelia. Assembling endothelialized scaffolds within vascularizing hydrogels incites…