- Species: Other
- Additional Attributes: Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting
- Specific Attributes: Photoinitiator
LAP is a water soluble, cytocompatible, photoinitiator for use in the polymerization of hydrogels or bioinks. This photoinitator is preferred over Irgacure 2959 for biological applications due to its increased water solubility, increased polymerization rates with 365 nm light, and absorbance at 400 nm allowing for polymerization with visible light. The improved polymerization kinetics enable cell encapsulation at reduced initiator concentration and longer wavelength light, which has been shown to reduce initiator toxicity and increase cell viability.
This LAP product is considered non-sterile. Adding antibiotics to your cell culture system, or sterile filtering is recommended. To sterile filter, resuspend the desired quantity of LAP and filter through small 0.2 micron button filters. Use the sterile photoinitiator within 2 weeks.
This product comes with 500 mg of dry powder.