Tissue engineering templates using minimal surfaces

Srinivasan Rajagopalan, Bruce M. Cameron, Richard A. Robb

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Abstract

The status quo of tissue engineering can be summarized as "a random walk through the design space". The existing scaffold designs based on computer-aided design (CAD) and solid freeform fabrication (SFF) are anti-biomorphic and mechanically weak cubic partitions with sharp edges. We introduce minimal surface based unit cells to create biomorphic scaffolds with optimal stress/strain distribution and superior mechanical strength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare
Subtitle of host publicationNext Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
PublisherIOS Press
Pages440-445
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1586035835, 9781586035839
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
EventMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 24 2006Jan 27 2006

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume119
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

OtherMedicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period1/24/061/27/06

Keywords

  • Minimal surfaces
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Scaffolds
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Rajagopalan, S., Cameron, B. M., & Robb, R. A. (2006). Tissue engineering templates using minimal surfaces. In Medicine Meets Virtual Reality 14 - Accelerating Change in Healthcare: Next Medical Toolkit, MMVR 2006 (pp. 440-445). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 119). IOS Press.