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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
Alginate Microbeads for Cell and Protein Delivery
Chapter number 17
Book title
Cell Microencapsulation
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2017
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-6364-5_17
Pubmed ID
Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-6362-1, 978-1-4939-6364-5
Authors

Sami I. Somo, Omaditya Khanna, Eric M. Brey

Editors

Emmanuel C. Opara

Abstract

Alginate hydrogels have been used for a broad variety of medical applications. The ability to assemble alginate gels at neutral pH and mild temperatures makes alginate a promising choice for the encapsulation and delivery of cells and proteins. This chapter covers the basics of cell encapsulation and protein delivery using two different variations of alginate microbeads, single layered and multilayer systems. The first section describes a method for encapsulating cells within alginate microbeads coated with a permselective polymer layer. The second section describes a multilayer alginate microbead system that allows simultaneous encapsulation of cells and delivery of growth factors. The primary goal of the systems described is for encapsulation of islets as a treatment for type I diabetes. However, these microbeads can be used for a broad variety of applications in tissue engineering, cell encapsulation, and regenerative medicine.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 41%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 12%
Professor 1 6%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 6%
Other 4 24%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 18%
Materials Science 2 12%
Engineering 2 12%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 6%
Other 3 18%
Unknown 2 12%