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Hybrid Drug Delivery Systems Made by Combining FFF 3D Printing & Conventional Manufacturing

Over the last few years, research has shown that 3D printing has a lot of potential for fabricating drug delivery systems. Now, a group of researchers from the Aristotle University…

3D Printing & Electrospinning Multi-Layer PCL-PGS Scaffolds with Bioactive Glasses

Sometimes, when researching tissue engineering, scientists must combine different fabrication methods and materials to build scaffolds that meet multiple requirements at once – mimic native tissue’s mechanical response, have biocompatibility,…

University of Manchester: Improved Cell Alignment with 3D Printed & Electrospun PCL Scaffolds

UK researchers from the University of Manchester are experimenting with 3D printing techniques for bioprinting, with their findings recently published in ‘Three-Dimensional Printing and Electrospinning Dual-Scale Polycaprolactone Scaffolds with Low-Density…

UK: Making an Affordable Electrospray and Electrospinning Setup Using A Desktop 3D Printer

UK researchers from the University of Edinburgh have developed an affordable new device, outlined in ‘Low-cost FDM 3D-printed modular electrospray/electrospinning setup for biomedical applications.’ While one of the greatest benefits…

University of Waterloo: Cellulosic Nanocomposites in Additive Manufacturing & Electrospinning

Andrew Finkle recently presented a thesis to the University of Waterloo, exploring the potential for more effective materials. In ‘Cellulosic Nanocomposites for Advanced Manufacturing: An Exploration of Advanced Materials in…

Electrospun Scaffolds: Enhancements via 3D Printed Mesh Reinforcements

In the recently published ‘3D printed mesh reinforcements enhance the mechanical properties of electrospun scaffolds,’ US researchers explore the use of tissue engineering structures for both regeneration and repair, using…

Stabilizing Electrospun Nanofiber Mats Through 3D Printing

In the recently published ‘Stabilization of Electrospun Nanofiber Mats Used for Filters by 3D Printing,’ international researchers explore the technology of electrospinning in detail, attempting to refine production of nanofiber…

Improved Electrospinning for Wound Care Applications

In the recently published ‘Bi-Layered Polymer Carriers with Surface Modification by Electrospinning for Potential Wound Care Applications,’ researchers from both Finland and Estonia are exploring electrospinning techniques in polymeric wound-care….

Biogelx in Brazil: New Collaboration for Research Tissue Bioprinting Inks

Throughout the years we have been following the success of startups that have originated from the academic field. Universities around the world foster the spirit of entrepreneurship by encouraging both…

3D Printed Meat: Great Potential for the Future, But Challenges Still Persist

In ‘Application of 3D Printing in Meat Production,’ researchers delve further into the possibilities of additive manufacturing with food. While there have been some forays into 3D fabrication with meat,…

Electrospinning Fibers for Better Success in 3D Printing Biomimetic Scaffolds

In ‘Three-dimensional printed electrospun fiber-based scaffold for cartilage regeneration,’ Chinese researchers attempt to improve on processes for creating better materials and customized geometries in bioprinting. Here, they not only employ…

Researchers Explore Melt Electrospinning & 3D Printed Scaffolds for Guided Bone Regeneration

Recent research by scientists at University Hospital Würzburg yields new insight into the uses of 3D printing in creating scaffolding for oral bone regeneration, offering results in ‘Medical-grade polycaprolactone scaffolds…

3D Printed Ligaments Could Change the Way Common Injuries are Treated

Ligament tears are becoming more common in sports. They’re painful and debilitating, and difficult to treat. The current standard is to replace the torn ligament with tendons, but that can…

3D Printing and Electrospinning PCL for Dressings and Wound Repair

When the body is functioning as it should, wounds repair themselves naturally. Sometimes, however, wounds do not heal, due to conditions such as diabetes or other chronic diseases. This puts…

3D Printed Bandages Conform to Skin and Help Heal Wounds

3D printing can solve some of life’s great problems – like creating a bandage that stays in place. The problem with bandages is that they don’t conform well to the…

Studying How Disease Metastasizes Using a Lifelike Cancer Environment Created with 3D Jet Writing

It’s probably safe to say that most people have been affected by cancer in one way or another, whether in being diagnosed themselves or watching a loved one battle the…

Penn State Uses 3D Near-Field Electrospinning Method to Create Scaffolds for Living Tissue

As of right now, almost every complex transplant tissue, whether it’s a tendon or a kidney or a heart, comes from donors who are living or dead. A research team…

3D Printed Microfiber Strips Create “Second Skin” to Restore a Youthful Look

Our culture has a desperate obsession with youth. That’s not news, obviously – pick up any magazine, turn on the TV or radio, and you’ll be lucky to get five…

Vanderbilt Researchers Spins Threads for Bioprinted Capillaries on Cotton Candy Machine

While everyone gets pretty excited when researchers look to nature for new designs and innovation, taking a page out of the candy recipe book should certainly pique everyone’s attention, via…