Physicochemical Characterization of Alginate Beads Containing Sugars and Biopolymers

@inproceedings{Calvo2016PhysicochemicalCO,
  title={Physicochemical Characterization of Alginate Beads Containing Sugars and Biopolymers},
  author={Tatiana Rocio Aguirre Calvo and Patricio R Santagapita},
  year={2016}
}
Alginate hydrogels are suitable for the encapsulation of a great variety of biomolecules. Several alternatives to the conventional alginate formulation are being studied for a broad range of biotechnological applications; among them the addition of sugars and biopolymers arises as a good and economic strategy. Sugars (trehalose and β-cyclodextrin), a cationic biopolymer (chitosan), an anionic biopolymer (pectin), and neutral gums (Arabic, guar, espina corona, and vinal gums) provided different… CONTINUE READING