Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2021 Feb 17;119:111639. Epub 2020 Oct 17.
Research Unit of Advanced, Composite, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Iroon Polytechniou Str., Zografou Campus, 15780 Athens, Greece.
Additive manufacturing holds promise for the fabrication of three-dimensional scaffolds with precise geometry, to serve as substrates for the guided regeneration of natural tissue. In this work, a bioinspired approach is adopted for the synthesis of hybrid hydroxyapatite hydrogels, which were subsequently printed to form 3D scaffolds for bone tissue engineering applications. These hydrogels consist of hydroxyapatite nanocrystals, biomimetically synthesized in the presence of both chitosan and l-arginine. Read More