Method of Manufacturing A Porous Polymer Component Involving Use of A Dissolvable, Sacrificial Material

Soumyaranjan Mohanty (Inventor), Jenny Emnéus (Inventor), Anders Wolff (Inventor), Martin Dufva (Inventor), Layla Bashir Larsen (Inventor), Maciej Skolimowski (Inventor), Letizia Amato (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a porous polymer component 1 with structured and/or random pores 4 and/or channels 5. The method comprises arranging a dissolvable, sacrificial material 2 in a geometrical arrangement corresponding to an inner structure to be obtained in the polymer component 1. A component material 3, which is to form the final component 1, is arranged so that it surrounds at least a majority of the sacrificial material 2, and subsequently the sacrificial material 2 is dissolved and removed from the component material 3. The sacrificial material 2 and thereby the resulting inner structure of the component 1 is arranged in a controlled and reproducible manner. The sacrificial material 2 and possibly also the component material 3 may e.g. be arranged by use of a 3D-printer or manually. The method may e.g. be used to manufacture a three-dimensional scaffold for tissue engineering.
    Original languageEnglish
    IPCA61L27/56; B29C44/12; B29C67/00; B29C67/20; C08J9/26
    Filing date21/01/2015
    CountryDenmark
    Priority date19/07/2013
    Priority numberEP20130177153
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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    Mohanty, S., Emnéus, J., Wolff, A., Dufva, M., Larsen, L. B., Skolimowski, M., & Amato, L. (2015). IPC No. A61L27/56; B29C44/12; B29C67/00; B29C67/20; C08J9/26. Method of Manufacturing A Porous Polymer Component Involving Use of A Dissolvable, Sacrificial Material.