- Species: Other
- Additional Attributes: 3D Hydrogels, Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting, Tunable Stiffness Hydrogels
- Specific Attributes: methacrylated, steril
Advanced BioMatrix offers PhotoHA®, a methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA) for photocrosslinkable hydrogels. These hydrogels provide native-like 3D HA gels with the unique attributes to be prepared at various concentrations and photocrosslinked to provide various gel stiffness. This PhotoHA® product only contains the methacrylated hyaluronic acid. For the entire photocrosslinking kit, please visit a PhotoHA® kit page.
Hyaluronic acid is the most abundant glycosaminoglycan in the body being an important component of several tissues throughout the body. While it is abundant in extracellular matrices, hyaluronic acid also contributes to tissue hydrodynamics, movement and proliferation of cells, and participates in a number of cell surface receptor interactions.
For the majority of cell types, it is recommended to add additional ECM proteins to the hyaluronic acid hydrogels. The proteins provide important cell binding sites.
For an overview of our tunable 3D Hydrogels (photo-crosslinking) (click)
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