Direct Bioprinting of Alginate-Based Tubular Constructs Using Multi-Nozzle Extrusion-Based Technique
Tan, Yong Sheng Edgar
Yeong, Wai Yee
Date of Issue2014
Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2014)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
Bioprinting is a layer-by-layer additive fabrication technique for making three-dimensional (3D) tissue and organ constructs using biological products. In this study, alginate tubes of varying viscosity are being printed, which mimic typical tracheal tube, are fabricated vertically using extrusion based technique. In addition, manufacturing challenges associated with the vertical printing configurations are briefly discussed. This study lays a foundation for the successful fabrication of viable 3D tubular constructs.
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