- Species: Porcine
- Additional Attributes: 3D Hydrogels, Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting, Tunable Stiffness Hydrogels
- Specific Attributes: methacrylated, steril
- Packaging:Kit - PhotoGel®, Photoinitiator
PhotoGel®-LAP is a methacrylated gelatin kit. These 3D gelatin hydrogels can be prepared at various concentrations and photocrosslinked (405nm) to provide various gel stiffness. Each kit contains 1 gram (2 x 500 mg) of methacrylated gelatin and LAP photoinitiator.
Advanced BioMatrix offers PhotoGel® LAP Kit, a purified (sterility tested) methacrylated gelatin kit for photocrosslinkable hydrogels. PhotoGel® provides 3D tunable gels with the unique attributes to be prepared at various concentrations and photocrosslinked to provide various gel stiffness.
The PhotoGel® kit consists of purified methacrylated porcine gelatin and a LAP Photoinitiator (405 nm). The gelatin is type A 300 bloom.
PhotoGel® is produced from methacrylated gelatin where the gelatin has been modified by reacting the free amines, primarily the e-amines groups of the lysine residues as well as the a-amines groups on the N-termini. >75% of the total lysine residues of the gelatin molecule have been methacrylated. The photoinitiator consists of LAP to be formulated in 1X PBS or cell culture media which allows blue light photocrosslinking of the collagen at 405 nm.
For aseptic work, we recommend filtering the solubilized LAP through a 0.2 micron button filter, as the photoinitiator does not come sterile.