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.
|Effective start/end date||1/1/17 → 8/31/18|
- Maxillofacial Surgeons Foundation (MAXILLOFICIAL SURGEONS FND 9/25/16)
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