- Species: Other
- Additional Attributes: 3D Hydrogels, Bioinks for 3D Bioprinting, Tunable Stiffness Hydrogels
- Specific Attributes: methacrylated, steril
- Packaging:Kit - PhotoHA®, Photoinitiator
PhotoHA®-IRG is a methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA) kit. These 3D hyaluronic acid hydrogels can be prepared at various concentrations and photocrosslinked (365nm) to provide various gel stiffness. Each kit contains 100 mg of methacrylated hyaluronic acid and irgacure photoinitiator.
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 UV-crosslinked to provide various gel stiffness. The kit comes with 100 mg of lyophilized methacrylated hyaluronic acid and 100 mg of irgacure photoinitiator (365 nm UV photocrosslinking).
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.