Cryogenic 3D Printing of Super Soft Hydrogels

@inproceedings{Tan2017Cryogenic3P,
  title={Cryogenic 3D Printing of Super Soft Hydrogels},
  author={Zhengchu Tan and Cristian Parisi and Lucy Di Silvio and Daniele Dini and Antonio Elia Forte},
  booktitle={Scientific Reports},
  year={2017}
}
Conventional 3D bioprinting allows fabrication of 3D scaffolds for biomedical applications. In this contribution we present a cryogenic 3D printing method able to produce stable 3D structures by utilising the liquid to solid phase change of a composite hydrogel (CH) ink. This is achieved by rapidly cooling the ink solution below its freezing point using solid carbon dioxide (CO2) in an isopropanol bath. The setup was able to successfully create 3D complex geometrical structures, with an average… CONTINUE READING

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