Rapid Prototyping Assisted Scaffold Fabrication for Bone Tissue Regeneration


  •  Pranav Sapkal    
  •  Shraddha Jaiswal    
  •  Abhaykumar M. Kuthe    

Abstract

The review article focuses on Rapid Prototyped assisted scaffold fabrication for bone tissue regeneration, particularly in respect of its mechanical properties and cell culture abilities. The distinct feature of computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD & CAM), imaging technology and rapid prototyping (RP) technology has been used by different researchers to print porous scaffolds with requisite shape and interconnected channels for osseous tissue formation. This study concludes that the use of RP in scaffold manufacturing offers patient specific designed scaffolds with improved strength, in-vitro and in-vivo cell culture capability unlike traditional scaffold fabrication techniques. Tissue engineering using 3D Printing is a viable substitute for organ transplant, which requires willing donors to part with their organs. This study reviewed the benefits of RP/imaging/CAD-CAM to develop scaffolds for bone tissue regeneration and it serves those patients who could not be accurately treated by traditional means. The article is helpful to study the influence of RP in the field of organ transplant



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-0585
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-0593
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: quarterly

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