“In ‘Poly(Dopamine) Coating on 3D-Printed Poly-Lactic-Co-Glycolic Acid/β-Tricalcium Phosphate Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering,’ researchers from the School of Stomatology at Jilin University in Changchun, China are seeking improved methods for treating bone defects caused by health issues like osteoporosis, malignant tumors, and physical trauma. While currently there are numerous limitations for medical treatment, bioprinting and bone tissue engineering show great potential.

For this study, the researchers 3D printed polydopamine-coated poly-(lactic-co-glycolic acid)/β-tricalcium phosphate composite scaffolds, followed by characterization and biocompatibility tests.

The sample scaffolds created by the research team exhibited a regular shape, and pore size of ~500 μm, with a honeycomb structure—a form not uncommon in bioprinting…”

Read More: https://3dprint.com/261362/bone-regeneration-successful-bioprinting-with-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-%ce%b2-tricalcium-phosphate-scaffolds/