3D Bioplotter Research Papers

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The 3D bioprinted human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiac model: Toward functional and patient-derived in vitro models for disease modeling and drug screening

Bioprinting 2023 Volume 36, Article e00313

More relevant human tissue models are needed to produce reliable results when studying disease mechanisms of genetic diseases and developing or testing novel drugs in cardiac tissue engineering (TE). Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting enables physiologically relevant positioning of the cells inside the growth matrix according to the detailed digital design. Here we combined human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived cardiomyocytes (CMs) with methacrylated gelatin (GelMA) and collagen I-based bioink and 3D extrusion bioprinted a cardiac in vitro model for disease modeling and drug screening. Bioprinted constructs were characterized for their rheological properties, swelling behavior, degradation, as well as shape fidelity. The…

Efficient dual crosslinking of protein–in–polysaccharide bioink for biofabrication of cardiac tissue constructs

Biomaterials Advances 2023 Volume 152,Article 213486

Myocardial infarction (MI) is a lethal cardiac disease that causes most of the mortality across the world. MI is a consequence of plaque in the arterial walls of heart, which eventually result in occlusion and ischemia to the myocardial tissues due to inadequate nutrient and oxygen supply. As an efficient alternative to the existing treatment strategies for MI, 3D bioprinting has evolved as an advanced tissue fabrication technique where the cell–laden bioinks are printed layer–by–layer to create functional cardiac patches. In this study, a dual crosslinking strategy has been utilized towards 3D bioprinting of myocardial constructs by using a combination…

3D Printable Conducting and Biocompatible PEDOT-graft-PLA Copolymers by Direct Ink Writing

Macro-Molecular Rapid Communications 2021 Volume 42, Issue 12, Article 2100100

Tailor-made polymers are needed to fully exploit the possibilities of additive manufacturing, constructing complex, and functional devices in areas such as bioelectronics. In this paper, the synthesis of a conducting and biocompatible graft copolymer which can be 3D printed using direct melting extrusion methods is shown. For this purpose, graft copolymers composed by conducting polymer poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) and a biocompatible polymer polylactide (PLA) are designed. The PEDOT-g-PLA copolymers are synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization between 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene and PLA macromonomers. PEDOT-g-PLA copolymers with different compositions are obtained and fully characterized. The rheological characterization indicates that copolymers containing below 20 wt% of…

Integrated 3D printed scaffolds and electrical stimulation for enhancing primary human cardiomyocyte cultures

Bioprinting 2017 Volume 6, Pages 18-24

3D printing technology is driving innovation in a wide variety of disciplines, and is beginning to make inroads into the fields of medicine and biology. In particular, 3D printing is being increasingly utilized for the design and fabrication of three-dimensional cell culture scaffolds. This technology allows for scaffolds to be produced rapidly while maintaining a great deal of control over the matrix architecture. This paper presents an effective technique for rapidly designing and fabricating scaffolds from silicone rubber and polycaprolactone (PCL), appropriate for primary human cardiomyocyte cell cultures. Additionally, a stimulation device is developed and presented which can provide 6…