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    Designing and Manufactureing a Concentration Gradient Generator

    , M.Sc. Thesis Sharif University of Technology Ebadi, Milad (Author) ; kashaninezhad, navid (Supervisor)
    Nowadays, due to the growing need of the human to further improve the health of the community, research in the field of pharmacology as well as simulation of the cell culture environment is increasing. One of the most important requirements for simulating cell culture is the use of concentration gradient in culture media. The reason for this is the dependence of cellular activity on the presence of a gradient of concentration in the environment. Also, in drug investigations, in order to speed up the examination of different drugs and reduce the amount of drug that will used, different concentrations of the drug should be considered simultaneously in the microchips. Therefore, to make the... 

    Engineering 3D parallelized microfluidic droplet generators with equal flow profiles by computational fluid dynamics and stereolithographic printing

    , Article Lab on a Chip ; Volume 20, Issue 3 , 2020 , Pages 490-495 Kamperman, T ; Teixeira, L. M ; Salehi, S. S ; Kerckhofs, G ; Guyot, Y ; Geven, M ; Geris, L ; Grijpma, D ; Blanquer, S ; Leijten, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    Royal Society of Chemistry  2020
    Microfluidic droplet generators excel in generating monodisperse micrometer-sized droplets and particles. However, the low throughput of conventional droplet generators hinders their clinical and industrial translation. Current approaches to parallelize microdevices are challenged by the two-dimensional nature of the standard fabrication methods. Here, we report the facile production of three-dimensionally (3D) parallelized microfluidic droplet generators consisting of stacked and radially multiplexed channel designs. Computational fluid dynamics simulations form the design basis for a microflow distributor that ensures similar flow rates through all droplet generators. Stereolithography is... 

    Stereolithography 3D bioprinting method for fabrication of human corneal stroma equivalent

    , Article Annals of Biomedical Engineering ; Volume 48, Issue 7 , June , 2020 , Pages 1955-1970 Mahdavi, S. S ; Abdekhodaie, M. J ; Kumar, H ; Mashayekhan, S ; Baradaran Rafii, A ; Kim, K ; Sharif University of Technology
    Springer  2020
    Abstract: 3D bioprinting technology is a promising approach for corneal stromal tissue regeneration. In this study, gelatin methacrylate (GelMA) mixed with corneal stromal cells was used as a bioink. The visible light-based stereolithography (SLA) 3D bioprinting method was utilized to print the anatomically similar dome-shaped structure of the human corneal stroma. Two different concentrations of GelMA macromer (7.5 and 12.5%) were tested for corneal stroma bioprinting. Due to high macromer concentrations, 12.5% GelMA was stiffer than 7.5% GelMA, which made it easier to handle. In terms of water content and optical transmittance of the bioprinted scaffolds, we observed that scaffold with... 

    Microfluidics-Enabled multimaterial maskless stereolithographic bioprinting

    , Article Advanced Materials ; Volume 30, Issue 27 , 2018 ; 09359648 (ISSN) Miri, A. K ; Nieto, D ; Iglesias, L ; Goodarzi Hosseinabadi, H ; Maharjan, S ; Ruiz Esparza, G. U ; Khoshakhlagh, P ; Manbachi, A ; Dokmeci, M. R ; Chen, S ; Shin, S. R ; Zhang, Y. S ; Khademhosseini, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Wiley-VCH Verlag  2018
    A stereolithography-based bioprinting platform for multimaterial fabrication of heterogeneous hydrogel constructs is presented. Dynamic patterning by a digital micromirror device, synchronized by a moving stage and a microfluidic device containing four on/off pneumatic valves, is used to create 3D constructs. The novel microfluidic device is capable of fast switching between different (cell-loaded) hydrogel bioinks, to achieve layer-by-layer multimaterial bioprinting. Compared to conventional stereolithography-based bioprinters, the system provides the unique advantage of multimaterial fabrication capability at high spatial resolution. To demonstrate the multimaterial capacity of this... 

    Design and manufacture of a wax injection tool for investment casting using rapid tooling

    , Article Tsinghua Science and Technology ; Volume 14, Issue SUPPL. 1 , 2009 , Pages 108-115 ; 10070214 (ISSN) Rahmati, S ; Rezaei, M. R ; Akbari, J ; Sharif University of Technology
    A rapid wax injection tool of a gearbox shift fork was designed, simulated, and manufactured using rapid prototyping and rapid tooling technology to save time and cost of producing wax models used for the investment casting process. CAE simulation softwares, in particular, MoldFlow, are used to get wax injection moulding parameters such as filling parameters, temperature profiles, freeze time, speed, and pressure. The results of this research were compared with conventional wax model production methods. The criteria of such comparison were based upon parameters such as time, cost, and other related characteristics, which resulted in saving of 50% in time and 60% in cost. In this research,...