A microstereolithography resin based on thiol-ene chemistry: Towards biocompatible 3D extracellular constructs for tissue engineering

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  • I.A. Barker
  • M.P. Ablett
  • H.T.J. Gilbert
  • S.J. Leigh
  • J.A. Covington
  • J.A. Hoyland
  • S.M. Richardson

Colleges, School and Institutes


A new class of degradable aliphatic poly(carbonate) resins for use in microstereolithographic process is described. Using a biologically inert photo-inhibiting dye, exemplar 3-dimensional structures were produced using thiol–ene chemistry via microstereolithography. Fabricated constructs demonstrated good biological compatibility with cells and had tensile properties that render them suitable for use as tissue engineering scaffolds.


Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)472-475
JournalBiomaterials Science
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2013


  • degradable, microstereolithographic, microstereolithography, scaffolds