The collagen-containing alginate/poly(L-lysine)/alginate microcapsules.

  title={The collagen-containing alginate/poly(L-lysine)/alginate microcapsules.},
  author={F. Y. Hsu and Stephen W. Tsai and F F Wang and Yng Jiin Wang},
  journal={Artificial cells, blood substitutes, and immobilization biotechnology},
  volume={28 2},
A method of preparing microcapsules containing collagen fibrous network is reported in this study. This method takes advantage of miscibility of collagen and alginate and the ability of this mixture to form spherical gel beads in the presence of CaCl2. Collagen was then reconstituted within the microcapsules at 37 after alginate was liquefied with citrate. GH3 rat pituitary tumor cell, which can be cultured in both suspended and attached forms, were entrapped within the microcapsules. The cell… CONTINUE READING