Electrospinning has been an attractive scaffold fabrication technique for over a decade capable of introducing micro-architectural ques to enhance tissue engineering modalities. Nonetheless, only a handful or architecturally relevant structures can be accomplished with this technique which require complex set-ups in order to be rendered properly. On the other hand, 3D Bio-Printing has emerged as a method to fabricate high resolution, architecturally complex scaffolds for tissue engineering. Yet, achieving micro-architectural structures is not only challenging but also costly.
The combination of these two technologies has yielded a cost-effective technique (EHD 3D Bio-Printing) capable of rendering high resolution scaffolds at the micro-scale level. Researchers have been capable of producing composite biopolymeric scaffolds with complex micro-architectural ques exhibiting enhanced biocompatibility, facilitated cellular attachment, and proliferation in-vitro. The results of such work have demonstrated that EHD-3D-bioprinting method shows great potential for the preparation of composite scaffolds and patterns for tissue engineering with enhanced bioactivity.
The article titled, “Cell studies on Electrohydrodynamic (EHD)-3D-bioprinted Bacterial Cellulose\Polycaprolactone scaffolds for tissue engineering” was published in Materials Letters.