X STABLE INX© is a synthetic shear thinning, cell-interactive ink for the fabrication of scaffolds. It allows for an easy printing process due to its shear thinning behaviour. At high shear rates, it exhibits a low viscosity which is favorable for an easy injection from the printing nozzle. However, at low shear rates it reveals a high viscosity, which is required for shape retention after deposition.
It is cell interactive and non-biodegradable. Therefore, it can provide long lasting support to the cells. X STABLE INX© is photo-crosslinkable, and therefore the structures can be illuminated with UV irradiation during or after printing process.
X STABLE INX© is provided as a clear hydrogel in a prefilled 3 ml cartridge.
|pH||7.0 - 9.0|
|Viscosity at low shear||1000 - 7000 Pa.s|
|Viscosity at high shear||0.5 - 5 Pa.s|
|Storage modulus after UV crosslinking||250 - 500 kPa|