Cell microcarriers and microcapsules of stimuli-responsive polymers.

  title={Cell microcarriers and microcapsules of stimuli-responsive polymers.},
  author={Amanda K Andriola Silva Brun-Graeppi and Cyrille Richard and Michel Bessodes and Daniel Scherman and O. -W. Merten},
  journal={Journal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society},
  volume={149 3},
Cell microcarriers and microcapsules have presented a wide range of potential applications. This article overviews their role in biotechnology with focus on the progress accomplished using stimuli-responsive polymers. Key properties of cell microcarriers and microcapsules are identified, followed by a description of the chemistry and gel formation mechanism of some of the stimuli-responsive polymers used to design them. Production methods are introduced and characterization techniques for… CONTINUE READING