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Issue 4, 2014
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A microstereolithography resin based on thiol-ene chemistry: towards biocompatible 3D extracellular constructs for tissue engineering

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Abstract

A new class of degradable aliphatic poly(carbonate) resins for use in microstereolithographic process is described. Using a biologically inert photo-inhibiting dye, exemplar 3-dimensional structures were produced using thiol–ene chemistry via microstereolithography. Fabricated constructs demonstrated good biological compatibility with cells and had tensile properties that render them suitable for use as tissue engineering scaffolds.

Graphical abstract: A microstereolithography resin based on thiol-ene chemistry: towards biocompatible 3D extracellular constructs for tissue engineering

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The article was received on 13 Nov 2013, accepted on 09 Dec 2013 and first published on 18 Dec 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60290G
Citation: Biomater. Sci., 2014,2, 472-475
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    A microstereolithography resin based on thiol-ene chemistry: towards biocompatible 3D extracellular constructs for tissue engineering

    I. A. Barker, M. P. Ablett, H. T. J. Gilbert, S. J. Leigh, J. A. Covington, J. A. Hoyland, S. M. Richardson and A. P. Dove, Biomater. Sci., 2014, 2, 472
    DOI: 10.1039/C3BM60290G

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