3D printing of nanocellulose hydrogel scaffolds with tunable mechanical strength towards wound healing application

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Publikationens författare: Chunlin Xu, Binbin Zhang Molino, Xiaoju Wang, Fang Cheng, Wenyang Xu, Paul Molino, Markus Bacher, Dandan Su, Thomas Rosenau, Stefan Willför, Gordon Wallace
Förläggare: RSC
Publiceringsår: 2018
Tidskrift: Journal of Materials Chemistry. B
Tidskriftsakronym: J. Mater. Chem. B,
Volym: 6
Nummer: 43
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 7066
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 7075
Antal sidor: 10
ISSN: 2050-750X
eISSN: 2050-7518


We present for the first time approaches to 3D-printing of nanocellulose hydrogel scaffolds based on double crosslinking, first by in situ Ca2+ crosslinking and post-printing by chemical crosslinking with 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDDE). Scaffolds were successfully printed from 1% nanocellulose hydrogels, with their mechanical strength being tunable in the range of 3 to 8 kPa. Cell tests suggest that the 3D-printed and BDDE-crosslinked nanocellulose hydrogel scaffolds supported fibroblast cells' proliferation, which was improving with increasing rigidity. These 3D-printed scaffolds render nanocellulose a new member of the family of promising support structures for crucial cellular processes during wound healing, regeneration and tissue repair.


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