3D Printing bone graft containing controlled-release growth factors and cytokines
Clark T. Barco
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December 2020 -
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Objectives As a promising alternative to the traditional surgical repair of large maxillary and mandibular defects with allograft and autologous bone, we propose non-vital, 3D printed bone grafts that rely on the endogenous cells of the recipient patient. Commonly used for osseous defects, allograft has a limited capacity for in vivo colonization with bone cells, especially for large osseous defects. This study proposes to develop and test in vitro osteoinductive porous grafts, pre-designed to f...