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GelMA HA blends GelMA with methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a main component in the extracellular matrix of many tissues, including skin, cartilage, bone and nerve. It is essential for cell proliferation and migration and is an exciting material for biomedical research. This blend exhibits good printability with minimal risk for nozzle clogging and retains its filament shape at physiological conditions. Effective crosslinking is achievable through the quick activation of the photoinitiator.
GelMA HA is compatible with most mammalian cells. It can be utilized as a base material for a wide range of tissues. This bioink has been optimized for use with the BIO X system and temperature controlled printhead with thermal nozzle cover and the use of a cooled printbed. While the bioink can be used with the INKREDIBLE+ system due to its ability to heat the bioink, secondary steps are necessary to cool the printed structure to pre-gel it prior to crosslinking. Clogging may still occur due to lack of temperature control at the nozzle. Therefore, it is not recommended to use the bioink with the INKREDIBLE system since the bioink will not perform as expected and resulting filament characteristics may be inconsistent.