Arylboronate esters mediated self-healable and biocompatible dynamic G-quadruplex hydrogels as promising 3D-bioinks†
Extrudable G-quadruplex hydrogels were prepared at physiological pH. Gels with suitable mechanical properties were explored as 3D-bioinks. The 3D printing process is driven by injectability and the highly thixotropic and self-healable nature of the gel. High cell viability and homogeneous cell distribution within the gel make it a promising material as a 3D bioink.