Three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting systems, which are the prominent tools for biofabrication, should evolve around the cutting-edge technologies of tissue engineering. This is the case with organoid technology, which requires a plethora of new materials to evolve, including extracellular matrices with specific mechanical and biochemical properties. For a bioprinting system to facilitate organoid growth, it must be able to recreate an organ-like environment within the 3D construct. In this study, a well-established, self-assembling peptide system was employed to generate a laminin-like bioink to provide signals of cell adhesion and lumen formation in cancer stem cells. One bioink formulation led to the formation of lumen with outperforming characteristics, which showed good stability of the printed construct.
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This work was supported by KAUST baseline funding and CBRC funding.
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- Biofunctional bioink
- Self-assembling peptide
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science (miscellaneous)
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering