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Methods Mol Biol. 2012;868:257-67. doi: 10.1007/978-1-61779-764-4_15.

Recent advances in 3D printing of tissue engineering scaffolds.

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Division of Advanced Prosthodontics, Biomaterials and Hospital Dentistry, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Abstract

Computer-aided tissue engineering enables the fabrication of multifunctional scaffolds that meet the structural, mechanical, and nutritional requirements based on optimized models. In this chapter, three-dimensional printing technology is described, and several limitations in the current direct printing approach are discussed. This chapter also describes indirect three-dimensional printing protocol to overcome convergent demands with a traditional method, without sacrificing the key advantage of material versatility.

PMID:
22692615
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-61779-764-4_15
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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