“Well deserved, Johannes, what an important contribution you make for #3R and avoiding animal components for cell culture!”
Prof. Johannes Grillari, Biotechnology of Regeneration and Aging.
“We (department of Applied Biochemistry, Technische Universität Berlin) aim to generate human organ models for biomedical research purposes by bioprinting technology. Various components of the bioink are of animal derived origin and form at least initially the extracellular matrix for the printed human cells. The relevance of such chimeric systems is limited due to possible cross-species reactions between the animal derived bionk components and human cells, what may result in unspecific cellular responses. Therefore, the human placenta substrate is a promising tool for our group to bioprint xenofree humanized organ models within a complex, human extracellular matrix.”,
Dr. Johanna Berg, applied Biochemistry.
“The use of HUMAN PLACENTA Substrate is really straightforward and due to its sterility it is ready-to-use as a coating compound to make hydrogels for cell culture more cell interactive.”
Nathan Carpentier, PhD student, Polymer Chemistry and Biomaterials Group.