Three-dimensional shape control of implant devices

Ung Il Chung, Hideto Saijoh, Kazuyo Igawa, Yuki Kanno, Yoshiyuki Mori, Tsuyoshi Takato

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The performance of the scaffolds holds a key to the realization of tissue engineering/regenerative medicine in clinical settings. We have focused on the vital role of the dimensional compatibility of the scaffolds. By controlling the three-dimensional (3D) shape of the scaffolds, we have significantly improved the performance of the artificial bones, which have good dimensional compatibility, resultant reduction in the operation time and corresponding invasiveness, and resultant speedy union with the host bone tissues. We conclude that 3D shape control is vital to the performance of the scaffolds.We propose that it is worth considering at least once to attempt to control the 3D shape of the scaffold by optimizing the design and fabrication method, before using expensive and highrisk growth factors and cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Intelligent Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789814267854
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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