Preparation of cell-enclosing microcapsules through photopolymerization of methacrylated alginate solution triggered by irradiation with visible light

Changjun Mu, Shinji Sakai, Hiroyuki Ijima, Koei Kawakami

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A photopolymerizable, methacrylated alginate was synthesized by conjugating methacryloyl groups to the side chains of alginate. Cell-enclosing microcapsules were subsequently prepared by the photopolymerization of cell-suspending methacrylated alginate droplets triggered by irradiation with visible light. Cells enclosed by this method remained alive in the microcapsules for at least 2 weeks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-621
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2010


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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