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Fabrication and improvement of PCL/alginate/PAAm scaffold via selective laser sintering for tissue engineering

Fabrication and improvement of PCL/alginate/PAAm scaffold via selective laser sintering for tissue engineering

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In this work, porous polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds were designed and fabricated using selective laser sintering (SLS). The critical processing parameters of the SLS for PCL were optimised. This work post-processed these PCL scaffolds to produce PCL/alginate/polyacrylamide (PAAm) scaffolds to improve their performance. The experiment mechanical property assessment showed that the sample's average elastic modulus increases from 6.99 MPa (PCL) to 12.67 MPa (PCL/alginate/PAAm), and the elongation at break of samples increases from 59% (PCL) to 112.9% (PCL/alginate/PAAm). Cell seeding and in vitro culture showed that cell viability remained above 94% over 5 days. Thus, the current study suggests that a promising strategy for the improvement of the characteristics of PCL/alginate/PAAm scaffolds and advances the potential application of SLS technique towards skeletal tissue repair.

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