3D-Fiber Deposition for Tissue Engineering and Organ Printing Applications

  • N.E. Fedorovich
  • L. Moroni
  • J. Malda
  • J. Alblas
  • C.A. van Blitterswijk
  • W.J.A. Dhert


Scaffold manufacturing technologies are moving towards systems that combine a precise control over scaffold 3-dimensional (3D) architecture with incorporation of cells in the fabrication process. A rapid prototyping technology, termed 3D-fiber deposition, generates 3D scaffolds that can satisfy these requirements, while maintaining a completely open porosity that can reduce nutrient diffusion limitations. This extrusion-based technique is effective in fabrication of porous thermoplastic scaffolds that function as instructive templates for seeded cells and can also be used to build viable tissue equivalents by layered deposition of cell-laden hydrogels. Therefore, this technology could accelerate and improve the assembly and functionality of tissue-engineered constructs.


Osteogenic Lineage Hydrogel Matrix Thermosensitive Hydrogel Tissue Printing Magnetic Resonance Imaging Dataset 
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We acknowledge the financial support of the Mosaic scheme 2004 of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO; grant number: 017.001.181), the Dutch Program for Tissue Engineering (project number: UGT.6743), VENI fellowship (project number: UGT.07825) from the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, Applied Science Division of NWO and the Technology Program of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the Anna Foundation and the Smart Mix Program of the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsUniversity Medical Center UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Institute for BioMedical Technology (BMTI)University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Institute of Health and Biomedical InnovationQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  4. 4.Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

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