Emulsification preparation of calcium alginate beads in the presence of sequesterant.

Abstract

A biocompatible emulsification method has been developed for microencapsulation of live cells and enzymes within a calcium alginate matrix. Fabrication of alginate beads was achieved by premixing a sequestering agent (sodium polyphosphate) and the calcium source (calcium sulphate) with the hydrogel monomer prior to the introduction to the oil phase. The… (More)

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