University of Manchester

PCL Scaffold microstructure analysis

Ana Mercedes Campos
Project Completed

Scientific Case

Our aim is to scan two PCL scaffolds to analyse the microstructure, one with attached cells and one filled with collagen. More specifically, for the scaffold with cells we want to analyse whether the cells are attached over the surface micropores (10 um pore size). For the scaffold with collagen, we want to investigate if the collagen fully fills the scaffold. Both cylindrical samples have 5mm of diameter and 1.5 mm of height.
Polymers
Collagen

Experiment Design

Micro surface porosity (10 um pore size)
and collagen distribution across the whole scaffold.

0.5 um
Scanners and Rigs
Xradia MicroXCT
1
Not Required
5

Sample & Safety

2
Low Hazard

Scan Records

Project Report