Deposition-Based 3D Printer Bioinks
At XPECT-INX®, we don’t believe in one ink to rule them all. Therefore we offer a broad portfolio of INX for deposition-based 3D printing.
We offer materials which provide a mimic to the natural extracellular matrix which are suitable both as a biomaterial ink for cell seeding, but also enables the cell encapsulation of cells during printing as bioinks.
Besides these ECM mimics, we also offer several INX aiming to provide sufficient mechanical support to the 3D printed constructs. After printing, these SCAFFOLD INX provide the seeded cells with a robust 3D framework to aid in 3D cell culturing. These SCAFFOLD INX are suitable biomaterial INX which are characterized by unprecedented processing ease.
The gold standard since 2000.
Gelatin-Methacrylamide, first developed in our lab in 2000, has emerged as one of the gold standards in tissue engineering and biofabrication worldwide.
X GEL-MA INX© is based on gelatin derived from natural collagen which has been modified with photopolymerizable functional groups which allow crosslinking of hydrogel after printing.
Product is provided as a clear hydrogel in a prefilled cartridge of 3 ml
Can be printed immediately after heating
Easier Printing = Higher cell viability.
X EASYGEL INX© provides all the benefits of gelatin while allowing the processing of the bioink in a physiological temperature.
Based on gelatin derived from natural collagen which is modified with photo-crosslinkable functional groups and it can be crosslinked with unprecedented efficiency. It resembles the natural ECM even more, and is characterized by high cell viabilities.
X EASYGEL INX© is provided as a clear hydrogel in a prefilled cartridge of 3 ml
Can be printed after heating and mixing
Hydrogel Printing has never been easier.
X HYDROMELT INX© is a synthetic hydrogel based on our patented CURASOL© technology. It allows processing from melt rather than from solution. After swelling, a very strong and robust hydrogel is obtained.
It is non-biodegradable and biologically inert, but can be coated with the provided coating to allow cells to adhere and proliferate on the scaffold.
X HYDROMELT INX© is provided as a white solid in a prefilled 3 ml cartridge
Can be printed from melt after heating.
X HYDROMELT INX© COAT: cell interactive coating to be applied after printing.
Stability for long lasting support.
X STABLE INX© is a synthetic shear thinning, bio-interactive scaffold ink. It allows for easy printing due to its shear thinning behaviour.
It is cell interactive and non-biodegradable. Therefore, it can provide long lasting support to the cells. After photo-crosslinking, a very robust hydrogel is obtained.
X STABLE INX© is provided as a clear hydrogel in a prefilled 3 ml cartridge
No need for heat.
X SOLID INX© is a photo-crosslinkable synthetic biodegradable polyester based on our patented CURASOL© technology. It combines the benefits of conventional stiff polyester materials with low temperature (< 60 °C) processability.
It is biologically inert, but can be coated with the provided coating to allow cells to adhere and proliferate on the scaffold.
X SOLID INX© is provided as a white solid in a prefilled 3 ml cartridge