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Three-dimensional Shape Metrology for Tissue Engineering



Joy P. Dunkers, Antonio M. Possolo, Thomas V. Lafarge, Beatriz Pateiro-Lopez, Jeffrey Coles, Carl G. Simon Jr.


The physical and chemical properties of a tissue scaffold influences cell response and therefore the success of the resulting tissue construct. Scaffold structure from nanometers to millimeters can direct cell behavior, from viability to proliferation to differentiation.We have developed three dimensional (3D) computational approaches to quantitatively describe scaffold geometry and capture the critical scaffold metrics that influence cell response. In this work, we present the computational infrastructure developed for the 3D calculation scaffold shape metrics and present these metrics for a scaffold with simple geometry.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2012 Society for Biomaterials Fall Symposium
Conference Dates
October 3-6, 2012
Conference Location
New Orleans, LA
Conference Title
Society for Biomaterials 2012 Fall Symposium


scaffold, structure, metrology, free form fabrication, polymer, connectivity, tortuosity


Dunkers, J. , Possolo, A. , Lafarge, T. , Pateiro-Lopez, B. , , J. and Simon, C. (2012), Three-dimensional Shape Metrology for Tissue Engineering, Proceedings of the 2012 Society for Biomaterials Fall Symposium, New Orleans, LA (Accessed May 25, 2024)


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Created April 21, 2012, Updated February 19, 2017