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Targeted Printing of Cells: Evaluation of ADA-PEG Bioinks for Drop on Demand Approaches

Karakaya, Emine ; Bider, Faina ; Frank, Andreas ; Teßmar, Jörg ; Schöbel, Lisa ; Forster, Leonard ; Schrüfer, Stefan ; Schmidt, Hans-Werner ; Schubert, Dirk Wolfram ; Blaeser, Andreas ; Boccaccini, Aldo R. ; Detsch, Rainer (2022)
Targeted Printing of Cells: Evaluation of ADA-PEG Bioinks for Drop on Demand Approaches.
In: Gels, 2022, 8 (4)
doi: 10.26083/tuprints-00021112
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Item Type: Article
Type of entry: Secondary publication
Title: Targeted Printing of Cells: Evaluation of ADA-PEG Bioinks for Drop on Demand Approaches
Language: English
Date: 11 April 2022
Place of Publication: Darmstadt
Year of primary publication: 2022
Publisher: MDPI
Journal or Publication Title: Gels
Volume of the journal: 8
Issue Number: 4
Collation: 24 Seiten
DOI: 10.26083/tuprints-00021112
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Origin: Secondary publication DeepGreen

A novel approach, in the context of bioprinting, is the targeted printing of a defined number of cells at desired positions in predefined locations, which thereby opens up new perspectives for life science engineering. One major challenge in this application is to realize the targeted printing of cells onto a gel substrate with high cell survival rates in advanced bioinks. For this purpose, different alginate-dialdehyde—polyethylene glycol (ADA-PEG) inks with different PEG modifications and chain lengths (1–8 kDa) were characterized to evaluate their application as bioinks for drop on demand (DoD) printing. The biochemical properties of the inks, printing process, NIH/3T3 fibroblast cell distribution within a droplet and shear forces during printing were analyzed. Finally, different hydrogels were evaluated as a printing substrate. By analysing different PEG chain lengths with covalently crosslinked and non-crosslinked ADA-PEG inks, it was shown that the influence of Schiff’s bases on the viscosity of the corresponding materials is very low. Furthermore, it was shown that longer polymer chains resulted in less stable hydrogels, leading to fast degradation rates. Several bioinks highly exhibit biocompatibility, while the calculated nozzle shear stress increased from approx. 1.3 and 2.3 kPa. Moreover, we determined the number of cells for printed droplets depending on the initial cell concentration, which is crucially needed for targeted cell printing approaches.

Uncontrolled Keywords: bioprinting, drop on demand, sodium alginate, polyethylene glycol, shear stress
Status: Publisher's Version
URN: urn:nbn:de:tuda-tuprints-211125
Classification DDC: 500 Science and mathematics > 540 Chemistry
500 Science and mathematics > 570 Life sciences, biology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 620 Engineering and machine engineering
Divisions: 16 Department of Mechanical Engineering > Institute of Printing Science and Technology (IDD) > Biomedical Printing Technology (BMT)
Interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekte > Centre for Synthetic Biology
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 11:40
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023 19:04
SWORD Depositor: Deep Green
URI: https://tuprints.ulb.tu-darmstadt.de/id/eprint/21112
PPN: 500748144
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