In our lab, we utilize a method of high resolution 3D printing called two-photon polymerization (TPP). This technique has successfully created 3D structures from both synthetic and biological polymers. You can read, in more detail, about the specifics and applications in the published papers: (TPP paper) and (Biopolymers paper).
Utilizing two-photon polymerization for creating degradable 3D structures which release drugs targeting a specific disease.
Implementing photo-polymerization of various polymers and combining the polymerized structure with cells to restore and maintain normal physiological function.
The samples created within the lab are tested to determine their viscosity and elastic modulus as well as observing microscopic topography through use of a rheometer and atomic force microscope (AFM).