3D Bioplotter Research Papers

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Augmented Repair and Regeneration of Critical Size Rabbit Calvaria Defects with 3D Printed Silk Fibroin Microfibers Reinforced PCL Composite Scaffolds

Biomedical Materials & Devices 2023 Volume 1, Pages 942–955

Treatment of critical size defects is quite challenging, often requiring autologous bone grafts for bone regeneration. A massive volume of autologous bone is essential during this process to fill the defect leading to donor site morbidity. Although 3D printed PCL scaffolds are frequently utilised for bone correction procedures, there have been reports of delayed PCL biodegradation and inadequate bone tissue formation. To enhance the regenerative potential, in this study, silk in the form of silk fibroin microfibers are reinforced into the PCL matrix to form the composite. Two silk variations were used: Antheraea mylitta and Bombyx mori, and has been…