In recent years, stereolithographic fabrication has advanced greatly in the quality, resolution, and accuracy of manufactured parts. The concurrent development of photocurable resins that are biocompatible, biodegradable, and bioactive has enabled a vast array of biomedical and translation medical applications of stereolithography-based fabrication technologies. Stereolithographic techniques have been readily integrated with medical imaging technologies in order to improve disease diagnosis, preoperative planning, quality and morphology of prosthetics and implants, and functional success of complex surgeries. Furthermore, stereolithography has established itself as one of the primary enabling tools that will be useful for regenerative medicine applications in the coming years. As a whole, the versatility in design, scale, resolution, and broad applicability of stereolithographic technologies render them the ideal enabling technology for biomedical and translational medical applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEssentials of 3D Biofabrication and Translation
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages33
ISBN (Electronic)9780128010150
ISBN (Print)9780128009727
StatePublished - Aug 7 2015


  • Implants
  • Prosthetics
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Stereolithography
  • Tissue engineering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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