3D bioprinting is a novel technology that enables the generation of precisely controlled 3D tissue constructs with tissue-like complexity. 3D bioprinting is an additive manufacturing process which utilizes 3D printing techniques to build up materials and generate 3D tissue constructs in a layer by layer fashion.
Bioink, the material used in 3D bioprinting, contains living cells and biomaterials that mimic the extracellular matrix (ECM) environment to support cell adhesion, proliferation, and differentiation after printing. This emerging innovation has the potential to solve many critical unmet needs in medical research, with applications in cosmetics testing, drug discovery, in vitro models, and functional organ replacement.
We offer a comprehensive portfolio of biocompatible fit-for-purpose polymers, water-soluble photoinitiators, and additives specifically for 3D bioprinting and tissue engineering applications. Many of these specialty materials contain moieties that enable easy and fast crosslinking by exposure to UV or visible light, changes in pH, thermal methods like sample warming, or even by exposure to culture media.
Our TissueFabTM bioinks offer a complete suite of ready-to-use bioink formulations with step-by-step protocols are optimized for high printing fidelity, cell viability, and batch-to-batch reproducibility.