Mammalian cell encapsulation in monodisperse subsieve-sized (<100 μm) capsules

S. Sakai, K. Kawabata, T. Ono, H. Ijima, K. Kawakami

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A method for preparing monodisperse mammalian cell-enclosing subsieve-sized microcapsules from viscous polymer solution was developed. The droplet breakup technique with an immiscible liquid coflowing stream was applied for the preparation of subsieve-sized mammalian cell-enclosing capsules. The reaction was found to enhance cell viability due to reduced resistance to the transport of oxygen, nutrients and metabolites. Mechanical strength and biocompatibility were also found to be enhanced.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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