Laser based photopolymerized 3D scaffolds for tissue engineering


Contact Person(s):
Dr. Anthi Ranella


We investigate a series of photosensitive sol-gel materials for their suitability for three-dimensional scaffold fabrications using the two-photon polymerization technique, which allows the fabrication of nano-structures with submicron resolution suitable for tissue engineering.

Research Topics
Tissue Engineering

Abstract

Tissue engineering is a technology based on developing biological substitutes for the repair, reconstruction, regeneration or replacement of tissue. Its long term goal is to construct biomaterials that are biocompatible and capable of integrating molecules or cells. The choice of scaffold for cell cultivation can greatly influence cell attachment, migration and differentiation. Here, we investigate a series of photosensitive sol-gel materials for their suitability for three-dimensional scaffold fabrications; these materials can be structured by two-photon polymerization, a laser-based technique which allows the fabrication of nano-structures with submicron resolution.




Project Members
Dr. Anthi Ranella
Prof. Costas Fotakis
Prof. Maria Vamvakaki
Dr. Maria Farsari
Mr. Stylianos Psycharakis
Ms. Vasileia Melissinaki



Last Updated:  17/10/2009
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