Users seeking a biocompatible system for encapsulating and printing cells with fine structural definition can benefit from Manchester BIOGEL’s peptide hydrogels. These hydrogels exhibit shear thinning properties and have been designed to be compatible with any extrusion-based printer.

For users who are fed up with tricky and time-consuming use of sacrificial links, post-printing curing or cross-linking, or lack of reproducibility, the PeptiInks® from Manchester BIOGEL are chemically defined, biologically relevant, and formulated such that they fulfill the needs of your cells.

Benefits to users

  • Consistent — Reproducible product to achieve similar results always
  • Animal-free — 100% moral solution
  • Structural definition — Deposited as stable microstructures
  • Ready to print — Users can simply mix their cells, print, and acquire results
  • Transparent — Compatible with all standard optical and fluorescent imaging techniques
  • Modular — Users can customize the functionality and viscosity to fulfill the requirements of their cells

Manchester BIOGEL’s PeptiInks® can be utilized for 3D bioprinting with an extrusion-based printer of any make. It is also possible to encapsulate the cells and print directly with long-term stability and viability, as well as structural definition.

Source: Manchester BIOGEL.

Peptilnk Alpha 1 Alpha 2 Alpha 4
G' (kPa)* 10 20 4
Charge Neutral Positive Positive

* G' after the addition of DMEM cell culture media

For users who intend to investigate variable or specific viscosities, and single- or multi-chemical functionalities, Manchester BIOGEL provides functionalized PeptiInks® ideally suited to the research needs of users, to improve biocompatibility with several cell types.

Certain examples of functionalization include:

  • RGD
  • fluorescent labels
  • laminin

Image Credit: Manchester BIOGEL