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Cell Microencapsulation

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 2 Applications of Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 3 Cell Microencapsulation: Dripping Methods
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    Chapter 4 Field Effect Microparticle Generation for Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 5 Microfluidic Approach to Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 6 Polymeric Materials for Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 7 Polymeric Materials for Perm-Selective Coating of Alginate Microbeads
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    Chapter 8 Determination of the Mechanical Strength of Microcapsules
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    Chapter 9 The Diffusive Properties of Hydrogel Microcapsules for Cell Encapsulation
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    Chapter 10 Methods for Incorporating Oxygen-Generating Biomaterials into Cell Culture and Microcapsule Systems
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    Chapter 11 Noninvasive Tracking of Alginate-Microencapsulated Cells
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    Chapter 12 Retrieval of Microencapsulated Islet Grafts for Post-transplant Evaluation
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    Chapter 13 A Method of Porcine Pancreatic Islet Isolation for Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 14 Selective Osmotic Shock (SOS)-Based Islet Isolation for Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 15 Preparation and Characterization of Alginate–Chitosan Microcapsule for Hepatocyte Culture
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    Chapter 16 Use of Flow Focusing Technique for Microencapsulation of Myoblasts
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    Chapter 17 Alginate Microbeads for Cell and Protein Delivery
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    Chapter 18 Compartmentalization of Two Cell Types in Multilayered Alginate Microcapsules
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    Chapter 19 Primary Choroid Plexus Tissue for Use in Cellular Therapy
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    Chapter 20 Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 21 Microencapsulated Cells for Cancer Therapy
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    Chapter 22 Microencapsulation of Bacterial Cells by Emulsion Technique for Probiotic Application
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    Chapter 23 Microencapsulation of Islets for the Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1D)
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    Chapter 24 Cell Microencapsulation
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    Chapter 25 Microencapsulation in Clinical Islet Xenotransplantation
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    Chapter 26 Methods for Microencapsulated Porcine Islet Production
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    Chapter 27 Microencapsulation of Parathyroid Cells for the Treatment of Hypoparathyroidism
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Chapter title
Determination of the Mechanical Strength of Microcapsules
Chapter number 8
Book title
Cell Microencapsulation
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-6364-5_8
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-6362-1, 978-1-4939-6364-5
Authors

Marcus D. Darabbie M.D., Emmanuel C. Opara, Marcus D. Darabbie

Editors

Emmanuel C. Opara

Abstract

The promise of pancreatic islet transplantation is hindered by organ shortage, and the need for immunosuppression of transplant recipient in order to prevent rejection. Alginate microencapsulation can overcome these hurdles; however further optimization of this technique is required. Among the critical factors to be optimized is the durability of alginate microcapsules, which can be determined by their mechanical strength tests. Here we describe several simple and reliable methods to assist in assessing the mechanical strength of alginate beads.

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