New Melt Electrowriting (MEW) facility at the Institute of Biomaterials

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Dr. Rainer Detsch and Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini are pleased with the acquisition of a new melt electrowriting (MEW) device at the Institute of Biomaterials. This facility is attached to one of the 3D bioprinters available in the tissue engineering laboratory of the Institute. Using biopolymers and composites, MEW combined with extrusion bioprinting are capable of producing complex hierarchical 3D structures (scaffolds) for tissue engineering. Prof. Boccaccini said: “The new MEW device will enhance our biomaterial processing capabilities to bridge the gap in terms of structural (strut) dimensions existing between solution electrospinning and fused deposition modeling and extrusion printing. The new device will be specially used in our 3D bioprinting projects, for example in the framework of the SFB/TRR 225 biofabrication consortium”.