Method for making a bio-compatible scaffold

Jennifer G Dellinger (Inventor), Joseph Cesarano, III (Inventor), John N Stuecker (Inventor), Russell D Jamison (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A method for forming a three-dimensional, biocompatible, porous scaffold structure using a solid freeform fabrication technique (referred to herein as robocasting) that can be used as a medical implant into a living organism, such as a human or other mammal. Imaging technology and analysis is first used to determine the three-dimensional design required for the medical implant, such as a bone implant or graft, fashioned as a three-dimensional, biocompatible scaffold structure. The robocasting technique is used to either directly produce the three-dimensional, porous scaffold structure or to produce an over-sized three-dimensional, porous scaffold lattice which can be machined to produce the designed three-dimensional, porous scaffold structure for implantation.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number6993406
Filing date4/23/04
StatePublished - Jan 31 2006


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