Ionically gelled alginate foams: physical properties controlled by operational and macromolecular parameters.

@article{Andersen2012IonicallyGA,
  title={Ionically gelled alginate foams: physical properties controlled by operational and macromolecular parameters.},
  author={Therese Andersen and Jan Egil Melvik and Olav G{\aa}ser\od and Eben Alsberg and Bj\orn Christensen},
  journal={Biomacromolecules},
  year={2012},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={3703-10}
}
Alginates in the format of scaffolds provide important functions as materials for cell encapsulation, drug delivery, tissue engineering and wound healing among others. The method for preparation of alginate-based foams presented here is based on homogeneous, ionotropic gelation of aerated alginate solutions, followed by air drying. The method allows higher flexibility and better control of the pore structure, hydration properties and mechanical integrity compared to foams prepared by other… CONTINUE READING

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