Filling the void: 3D-printed scaffolds retain shape memory for tissue regeneration

Written by Vivian Xie

A team of researchers has reported on novel 3D-printed tissue scaffolds that retain their shapes and harmlessly degrade, allowing for the infiltration of cells into the scaffold to promote tissue regeneration and revascularization. The team, led by Andrew Dove, Professor at the University of Birmingham’s School of Chemistry (Birmingham, UK), utilized 3D-printing resin inks to create the scaffolds. The inks are commercialized under the tradename 4Degra™ by 4D Biomaterials, a spinout from the University of Birmingham Enterprise (Birmingham, UK) and Warwick Innovations (Warwick, UK). While efforts in soft tissue regeneration have seen the emergence of 3D printing as the most...

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