2013 年 11 巻 1 号 p. 42-50
In bone tissue engineering, scaffolds play a pivotal role for bone regeneration. Recent research has focused on producing scaffolds by 3D modeling for bone tissue engineering. This study evaluates the biocompatibility of selectively laser-sintered nylon-12 (SLS Nylon12) as a scaffold material. We perform cytotoxicity tests and an implantation test in subcutaneous tissue according to ISO standards. The SLS Nylon12 has good biocompatibility, comparable to the negative control. SLS Nylon12 can therefore be used as a scaffold material for clinical applications.