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Rheological characterization of an injectable alginate gel system

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biotechnology, May 2015
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Rheological characterization of an injectable alginate gel system
Published in
BMC Biotechnology, May 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12896-015-0147-7
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Authors

Benjamin Endré Larsen, Jorunn Bjørnstad, Erik Olai Pettersen, Hanne Hjorth Tønnesen, Jan Egil Melvik

Abstract

This work investigates a general method for producing alginate gel matrices using an internal mode of gelation that depends solely on soluble alginate and alginate/gelling ion particles. The method involves the formulation of two-component kits comprised of soluble alginate and insoluble alginate/gelling ion particles. Gelling kinetics, elastic and Young's moduli were investigated for selected parameters with regard to soluble alginate guluronate content, molecular weight, calcium or strontium gelling ions and alginate gelling ion particle sizes in the range between 25 and 125 micrometers. By mixing the two components and varying the parameters mentioned above, alginate gel matrices with tailor-made viscoelastic properties and gelling kinetics were obtained. Final gel elasticity depended on alginate type, concentration and gelling ion. The gelling rate could be manipulated, e.g. through selection of the alginate type and molecular weight, particle sizes and the concentration of non-gelling ions. Formulations of the injectable and moldable alginate system presented have recently been used within specific medical applications and may have potential within regenerative medicine or other fields.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 121 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 32 26%
Student > Master 25 20%
Researcher 16 13%
Student > Bachelor 11 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Other 17 14%
Unknown 14 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 27 22%
Chemistry 17 14%
Materials Science 13 11%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 7%
Other 23 19%
Unknown 21 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 10. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 May 2015.
All research outputs
#486,498
of 5,067,557 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biotechnology
#49
of 402 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,534
of 157,964 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biotechnology
#17
of 36 outputs
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