In Vivo Evaluation of 3D-Printed Electroconductive Graphene Composites for Osteogenic, Myogenic, and Neurogenic Regeneration

    Project: Research project

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    Description

    Children born with craniofacial microsomia may
    experience a spectrum of abnormalities ranging from maxillary
    and mandibular hypoplasia, complex microtia and hearing loss,
    and facial palsy. The 3-dimensional and functional complexity of
    reconstruction of multiple tissue types have led to our overall
    objective to study the in vivo potential of 3D-printed,
    electroconductive, graphene for osteogenic, myogenic, and
    neurogenic tissue engineering. By utilizing a versatile 3D-ink
    technology based on a common polymer base, we aim to study
    the effects of graphene-hydroxyapatite and graphene-muscle
    derived extracellular matrix (ECM) material composites on in vivo
    biocompatibility and tissue differentiation.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/1/178/31/18

    Funding

    • Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation (MAXILLOFICIAL SURGEONS FND 9/25/16)

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