901953 Sigma-Aldrich

Alginate bioink

suitable for 3D bioprinting applications

  •  NACRES NA.23



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form   viscous liquid
application(s)   3D bioprinting: suitable
impurities   <25 EU/mL Endotoxin
color   white
pH   6.5-7
density   1.050 g/mL
storage temp.   2-8°C


General description

3D bioprinting is the printing of biocompatible materials, cells, growth factors, and the other supporting materials necessary to yield functional complex living tissues. 3D bioprinting has been used to generate several different types of tissue such as skin, bone, vascular grafts, and cartilage structures. Based upon the desired properties, different materials and formulations can be used to generate both hard and soft tissues. While several 3D printing methods exist, due to the sensitivity of the materials used, extrusion-based methods with bioinks are most commonly employed.

Material comes prepackaged in syringe with 5ml of product.


Due to its low cost, biocompatibility, and facile gelation, alginate is one of the most common components of commercial bioinks. Alginate is a naturally-occurring polysaccharide, obtained from the cell walls of brown algae, that is composed of guluronic and mannuronic acid. Alginate has been shown to readily form hydrogels under mild conditions. Alginate acellular bioink is provided as a ready-to-print, low endotoxin, and aseptic formulation in 5 mL syringes.

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NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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