Bioprinting – R&D offer at a glance

Printing devices

  • Jet-printer (Nanoplotter, GeSiM mbH, D; DMP 3000, Fujifilm, USA)
  • Pneumatic or extrusion based dispenser (Prototype, Unitechnologies, CH; System 30, Hyrel3D, USA)


Biomaterials with adjustable properties

  • Gelatin
  • Collagen
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Chondroitin sulfate
  • Heparin    


Chemical modifications

For crosslinking

  • methacrylic functions
  • thio functions
  • benzophenone

For reducing intermolecular interactions (masking)

  • e.g. acetyl groups (DE 10 2012 219 691 B4 2015)    


Features and applications

  • Control of viscosity
  • Control of gelling behavior
  • Crosslinked hydrogels with adjusted stiffness, swelling
  • API storage with controlled release
  • Biobased fluids with adjusted flow characteristics
  • Cytocompatible or tissue-specific 3D matrices




Cells and tissues

  • Primary cells isolated from human or mammalian biopsies, e.g. mesenchymal stem cells / chondrocytes, endothelial cells, mature adipocytes, skin cells  
  • 2D and 3D culture
  • Standard (immune)histological techniques and cell culture assays
  • Flow cytometry for characterization of cells and cytokines