Faculty Advisor

Peura, Robert A.

Abstract

A mechanism for simultaneously delivering bio-absorbable scaffold matrix material and viable cells was developed. Scaffold and cell constructs were created in a single process by rapid accretion of micro particles (cells in a semi liquid matrix). The system includes: 1) three-axis plotter to position micropumping piezoelectric transducer pint heads (one dispenses viable cells in alginate, the other dispenses calcium chloride (CaCI) to induce solidification, 2) software to interpret three-dimensional CAD data, and 3) electronics to interface the software with the hardware.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Biomedical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

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