Characterisation of the surface structure of 3D printed scaffolds for cell infiltration and surgical suturing

  title={Characterisation of the surface structure of 3D printed scaffolds for cell infiltration and surgical suturing},
  author={Laura Ruiz-Cantu and Andrew Gleadall and Callum Faris and Joel Segal and Kevin M. Shakesheff and Jing Yang},
3D printing is of great interest for tissue engineering scaffolds due to the ability to form complex geometries and control internal structures, including porosity and pore size. The porous structure of scaffolds plays an important role in cell ingrowth and nutrition infusion. Although the internal porosity and pore size of 3D printed scaffolds have been frequently studied, the surface porosity and pore size, which are critical for cell infiltration and mass transport, have not been… 

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