Improved Bioprinting for Jaw Bone Regeneration with Controlled Release, Antibacterial Properties

Researchers from Sichuan University in China are exploring improved methods in bioprinting, outlining their findings in the recently published ‘3D printing of calcium phosphate scaffolds with controlled release of antibacterial functions for jaw bone repair.’

3D printing—and more specifically, bioprinting—have been associated with both bone regeneration efforts for patients dealing with a wide range of health conditions, as well as recovering from surgery to the mandible requiring subsequent implants and grafting. Bone regeneration is known to be a challenging area of medicine, and in bioprinting with different scaffolds and structures the difficulty is often in sustaining cell growth and viability in tissue engineering. The scaffolds created for this study promote patient-specific treatment in bone regeneration with antibacterial properties added to the structure.

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