Fabrication and Characteristic Evaluation of Three-Dimensional Blended PCL (60 wt %)/β-TCP (40 wt %) Scaffold

3 차원 Blended PCL (60 wt %)/β-TCP (40 wt %) 인공지지체의 제작 및 특성 평가

  • Sa, Min-Woo (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Andong Nat'l Univ.) ;
  • Kim, Jong Young (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Andong Nat'l Univ.)
  • 사민우 (안동대학교 기계공학과) ;
  • 김종영 (안동대학교 기계공학과)
  • Received : 2013.11.05
  • Accepted : 2014.01.12
  • Published : 2014.04.01


In tissue engineering, a scaffold is a three-dimensional(3D) structure that serves as a template for regeneration the functions of damaged tissues or organs. Among materials for scaffolds, polycaprolactone(PCL) and ${\beta}$-tricalcium phosphate(${\beta}$-TCP) are biodegradable and biocompatible. In this study, we fabricated 3D PCL, blended PCL (60 wt %)/${\beta}$-TCP (40 wt %), and pure ${\beta}$-TCP scaffolds by a multi-head scaffold fabrication system. Scaffolds with a pore size of $600{\pm}20{\mu}m$ was observed by scanning electron microscopy. The effects of 3D PCL, blended PCL (60 wt %)/${\beta}$-TCP (40 wt %) and pure ${\beta}$-TCP scaffolds were analyzed by evaluating their mechanical characteristics. In addition, in an in-vitro study using osteoblast-like saos-2 cells, we confirmed the effects of 3D scaffolds on cellular behaviors such as cell adhesion and proliferation. In summary, the 3D blended PCL (60 wt %)/${\beta}$-TCP (40 wt %) scaffold was found to be suitable for human cancellous bone in terms of its the compressive strength, biocompatibility, and osteoconductivity. Thus, blending PCL and ${\beta}$-TCP could be a promising approach for fabricating 3D scaffolds for effective bone regeneration.


Tissue Engineering;Scaffold;Biomaterial;Multi-Head Scaffold Fabrication System;Saos-2 Cells


Supported by : 안동대학교


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