3D Printing of Highly Stretchable and Tough Hydrogels into Complex, Cellularized Structures.


Journal Article

A 3D printable and highly stretchable tough hydrogel is developed by combining poly(ethylene glycol) and sodium alginate, which synergize to form a hydrogel tougher than natural cartilage. Encapsulated cells maintain high viability over a 7 d culture period and are highly deformed together with the hydrogel. By adding biocompatible nanoclay, the tough hydrogel is 3D printed in various shapes without requiring support material.

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Cited Authors

  • Hong, S; Sycks, D; Chan, HF; Lin, S; Lopez, GP; Guilak, F; Leong, KW; Zhao, X

Published Date

  • July 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 27

Start / End Page

  • 4035 - 4040

PubMed ID

  • 26033288

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26033288

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1521-4095

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.201501099


  • eng