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Valentines Special! Researchers in India Explore 3D Printing Heart Valves

Valentines Special! Researchers in India Explore 3D Printing Heart Valves

Written by David

February 15, 2019

Schematic representation of the proposed process for the generation of 3D heart valves through combining either bioprinting or combination of 3D printing and electrospinning with bioreactor to arrive at functional tissue engineered heart valves (a) slice of CT images, (b)3D CAD model generation, (c) 3D bioprinting through bioink/ 3D printing through PLA, PCL materials, (d) combining PCL-Gel electrospun nanofibrous with 3D printed scaffold, (e) scaffold ready for conventional tissue engineering (f) Development of tissue through combining stem cells, growth factors and developed scaffold, (g) Development and initial tissue remodeling in perfusion bioreactor under dynamic pulsatile flow conditions The heart is central to keeping you alive, pumping blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout your body—and eliminating waste too. Disease of this central organ is also one of the leading causes of deaths in humans, with coronary heart disease most common. Hundreds of thousands of individuals die each year from heart-related issues, […]

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