Generation of gelatin-based hydrogels for biofabrication with tailorable microporosity by using porogens
Supervisors: Jonas Roeder, Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini
Gelatin-containing hydrogels like ADA-Gel are widely used inks for biofabrication. The printed scaffolds must have a specific microporosity to provide space and enable the diffusion of nutrients to the cells [1,2]. A way to control this property is to incorporate materials which will degrade fast enough. As gelatin denatures via heat treatment and therefore degrades faster , its use represents a promising approach. The goal of the Master thesis is to explore the potential of gelatin as a porogen to control the microporosity of gelatin-based hydrogels for biofabrication.
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