Mechanical enhanced hydrogel fiber encapsulating cells for long-term transplantation

@article{Ozawa2017MechanicalEH,
  title={Mechanical enhanced hydrogel fiber encapsulating cells for long-term transplantation},
  author={Fumisato Ozawa and Jun Sawayama and Shoji Takeuchi},
  journal={2017 IEEE 30th International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)},
  year={2017},
  pages={480-481}
}
This paper describes a core-shell hydrogel microfiber consisted of alginate and tetra-arm poly(ethylene glycol) (tetra-PEG) encapsulating rat insulinoma cells using a microfluidic process with a coaxial device and rapid gelation induced by diffusion of two different cross-linkers of barium ion and dithiothreitol (DTT) in the laminar flow (Fig. 1… CONTINUE READING