3D Printing Technology and Its Biomedical Applications
- 포항공과대학교 기계공학부 조동우 교수
Research at the IMS Laboratory focuses biomedical engineering, especially tissue engineering and regenerative medicine based on 3D Printing technology, which can be used to fabricate complex three-dimensional (3D) structures. This technology includes nan
o/micro-stereolithography (NSTL/MSTL) and a multi-head deposition system (MHDS), areas in which our research and development efforts have played a major role. The IMS Laboratory has attempted to apply these technologies to fabricate 3D scaffolds for tissue regeneration with high resolution. Moreover, using an automated computer-assisted design and machining (CAD/CAM) system, we can fabricate custom-made scaffolds that match the shapes of tissue defects. Currently, the IMS Laboratory is developing 3D cell/organ printing technology based 3D Printing technology for constructing integrated pre-tissues using both synthetic polymers and hydrogels. Our ultimate goal is tissue/organ regeneration by constructing and integrating the pre-tissues using this developed 3D tissue/organ printing technology. In this particular presentation, some results will be introduced regarding scaffold based tissue engineering and the feasibility of cell printing technology will be discussed.