3D Printed Anatomical Nerve Regeneration Pathways

Adv Funct Mater. 2015 Oct 21;25(39):6205-6217. doi: 10.1002/adfm.201501760. Epub 2015 Sep 18.


An imaging-coupled 3D printing methodology for the design, optimization, and fabrication of a customized nerve repair technology for complex injuries is presented. The custom scaffolds are deterministically fabricated via a microextrusion printing principle which enables the simultaneous incorporation of anatomical geometries, biomimetic physical cues, and spatially controlled biochemical gradients in a one-pot 3D manufacturing approach.

Keywords: 3D printing; 3D scanning; nerve regeneration; neural engineering; tissue engineering.