[Frontiers in Bioscience E5, 602-609, January 1, 2013]
Two-photon polymerization microstructuring in regenerative medicine
Shaun Davis Gittard1, Anastasia Koroleva1, Alexander Nguyen1,2, Elena Fadeeva1, Arune Gaidukeviciute1, Sabrina Schlie1, Roger Jagdish Narayan2, Boris Chichkov1
1Nanotechnology Department, Laser Zentrum Hannover eV, Hollerithallee 8, 30419 Hannover, Germany, 2 Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 7115, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Two-photon polymerization has developed as a powerful tool for making micro- and nanoscale structures for regenerative medicine applications. This review discusses micro- and nanoscale aspects of tissue engineering, which are followed by a brief description of the two-photon polymerization process and how it has been used thus far in tissue engineering and other regenerative medicine applications. Lastly, potential future applications of two-photon polymerization in regenerative medicine are presented. This review provides a comprehensive summary of the uses of two-photon polymerization thus far in regenerative medicine and a look into how this technique will be used in the future.