Development of a bioprinted scaffold with collagen hydrogel and hydroxyapatite extracted from marine species for use in bone tissue engineering

The project seeks to obtain a bioprinted scaffold, from a selected hydrogel of collagen type I and hydroxyapatite extracted from locally affordable marine species, with potential to be applied as a mechanically stable construct for cell co-culture and vascularized bone tissue formation.

With the combination of collagen and hydroxyapatite, this project seeks to form a bio-gel hydrogelprintable that while it has a viscosity suitable for extrusion allows to build a scaffold with greater resistance to mechanical loads and potential bioactive osteogenic and osteoconductor, which promotes cell adhesion, proliferation, and bone mineral matrix production.


Principal Investigator

Full time professor Andrés Julián Arias-Moreno- Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering Department UTEC

Graduate Students

Tito Martín Cajahuanca, Darielle Aylas

External consultants

Prof. Dr. Diego Alexander Garzón-Alvarado, Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, National University of Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia).
Prof. Dr. Miguel Castilho, Assistant Professor Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, Netherlands).

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