Gelatin modified with methacryloyl groups (GelMA)

Published : 02/25/2021 12:58:10

Hydrogels made of gelatin modified with methacryloyl groups (GelMA) are biocompatible, biodegradable, non-cytotoxic, and non-immunogenic [1]. GelMA-hydrogels possess tunable physicochemical properties, enabling flexibility to biofabricate a variety of tissues from  skeletal [2], respiratory [3], muscular [4], circulatory [5], digestive [6] and nervous [7] systems.

With our knowledge on gelatin we developed a proprietary technology that brings a much wider formulation window than any commercially available GelMA product. ClaroBGI800 is perfectly tailored for extrusion based 3D printing.


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[7] X. Zhou et al., “Three-Dimensional-Bioprinted Dopamine-Based Matrix for Promoting Neural Regeneration,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, vol. 10, no. 10, pp. 8993–9001, Mar. 2018, doi: 10.1021/acsami.7b18197.

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