Thermo-responsive properties of methylcellulose hydrogels for cell sheet engineering

@inproceedings{Contessi2017ThermoresponsivePO,
  title={Thermo-responsive properties of methylcellulose hydrogels for cell sheet engineering},
  author={Nicola Contessi and Lina Altomare and Andrea Mauro Filipponi and Silvia Far{\'e}},
  year={2017}
}
Abstract Methylcellulose (MC) hydrogels change their affinity to water depending on their temperature and can thus be used as substrates for cell sheet engineering. In this work, we characterize the thermo-responsive properties of 8% w/v MC hydrogels, produced in two saline solutions ( i.e. , Na 2 SO 4 and phosphate buffered saline) at different concentrations, by investigating the rheological properties and the UV-absorbance in function of temperature. Both rheological and UV-spectroscopy… CONTINUE READING

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