Advanced bioinks for biofabrication


Investigator: Supachai Reakasame (PhD Student)
Supachai Reakasame

Ulrich-Schalk-Straße 3
91056 Erlangen

room: 01.112

phone: +49 (0)9131 85-69609



Supervisor: Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Aldo R. Boccaccini

The objectives of this research project are to investigate new possibilities for the applications of ADA-Gel based hydrogels [1] as a bioink for 3D bio-printing technology. One approach being investigated is the development of composite hydrogels incorporatinf bioactive inorganic particles [2]. The bioink is intended to be use in 3D printing methods to construct complex structures for bone and vascular tissue engineering applications. Also the effects of different structure’s designs and biofabrication strategies on cell proliferation will be studied, including the in vitro characterisation of the novel constructs.

[1] Sarker, B., et al., Fabrication of alginate–gelatin crosslinked hydrogel microcapsules and evaluation of the microstructure and physico-chemical properties, Journal of Materials Chemistry B 2 (2014) 1470-1482.

[2] Leite, A. J., et al., Bioplotting of a bioactive alginate dialdehyde-gelatin composite hydrogel containing bioactive glass nanoparticles, Biofabrication 8(3) (2016) 035005.