Bioscaffolds – What is it?

A Biocompatible/ Biodegradable Cell Growth Environment

Tissue engineering and tissue regeneration is becoming a promising approach e.g. to cure severe bone injuries [Learn more…].

Artificial tissue grown from differentiable cells often needs to be in a particular 3-dimensional shape for implantation. Bioscaffolds can serve as a cell growth environment for artificial tissues, by supporting supply of the cells and removal of the metabolites. Usually bio-scaffolds consist of a porous material to be seeded with differentiable cells. After implantation in the host organism the scaffold material is designed to degrade,

Scaffolds from Calciumphospate bone cement (Material from InnoTERE GmbH)

Scaffolds from Calciumphospate bone cement (Material from InnoTERE GmbH)

enabling uninterrupted layers of artificially grown tissue. [Learn more …].

 

Right image: A scaffold structure 36 mm by 36 mm with inner pitch of 1mm.

 

Up to now  bioscaffolds of basic geometries have served as research platforms for cell biologists and material researchers. As complex 3D-geometry becomes increasingly important the  BS3.1 supports this through the data filter for external STL files (E.g. CT data, external CAD software…)