Alginate/lactose-modified chitosan hydrogels: a bioactive biomaterial for chondrocyte encapsulation.

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A new bioactive scaffold was prepared from a binary polysaccharide mixture composed of a polyanion (alginate) and a polycation (a lactose-modified chitosan, chitlac). Its potential use for articular chondrocytes encapsulation and cartilage reconstructive surgery applications has been studied. The hydrogel combines the ability of alginate to act as a 3D… (More)

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@article{Marsich2008AlginatelactosemodifiedCH, title={Alginate/lactose-modified chitosan hydrogels: a bioactive biomaterial for chondrocyte encapsulation.}, author={Eleonora Marsich and Massimiliano Borgogna and Ivan Donati and P. Mozetic and Berit L\okensgard Strand and Santiago Salvador and Franco Vittur and Sergio Paoletti}, journal={Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A}, year={2008}, volume={84 2}, pages={364-76} }