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Similarly, GelMA is actively biodegraded once transplanted, and is replaced by the natural extracellular matrix. When used in biological applications, GelMA grafts will not fall off, they naturally integrate into the host; there is potential this material can replace skin grafting.

The incredible tunability of GelMA allows for highly customized degrees of methacrylation. It can be as fluid or as viscous as desired and still perform with a high degree of functionality. This makes it the right bioink for many different applications.

Whether you research large-scale bioprinting, microfluidics, or anything in between, GelMA is the right bioink for you.

Why GelMA

GelMA is a versatile bioink with a track record of bioprinting success, with use in many ground-breaking biomedical engineering and tissue regeneration research projects. It is a gelatin-based hydrogel substituted with methacryoyl groups which crosslink in the presence of various wavelengths of light when a photoinitiator is added.

GelMA is the bioink of choice for bioprinting and tissue engineering applications because of its highly desirable physical properties. Because GelMA is derived from gelatin, a naturally occurring protein in mammals, including humans, it is highly biocompatible and greatly reduces chance of biological rejection.

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Who we Are

We are a diverse group of fearless individuals who each bring something special to the team. Together, we bring new perspectives, ideas and expertise to every challenge we solve.

What we Do

We are here to revolutionize the biomaterials market through producing GelMA hydrogels for every application in the ever-expanding bioprinting and microfluidics industries.

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Why choose The GelMA Company

GelMA is a popular hydrogel used for bioprinting applications because of its mechanical properties and ease of printability. GelMA is light curable using either UV or visible light depending on your research goals. The degree of solidification is highly tuneable based on light exposure time. GelMA’s gelatin protein structure allows for high biocompatibility, making it an excellent material for research of implantable devices. When printing needs to be seamless, mechanical properties need to be adjustable and biodegradation is key to success, GelMA should be your first choice


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To facilitate life-changing biomedical research


It is the mission of The GelMA Company to make bioprinting research accessible to everyone. We aim to fairly trade GelMA of the highest quality possible to facilitate the research process and help produce highly significant bioengineering breakthroughs. ‘We believe the ability to conduct science shouldn’t be exploited’.

The GelMA Company was born when researchers from the University of British Columbia wondered why the synthesis of Gelatin Methacrylate was so inefficient. We believed that such a useful biomaterial needed to be more easily accessed in order for life-saving bioprinting knowledge to be translated into clinical therapy.

Through many years of doctoral research and collaboration with some of world’s brightest minds, our process was perfected.


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