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|Title:||Material characterization of ca-alginate hydrogel||Authors:||Nabilah Mashhur Ali||Keywords:||DRNTU::Engineering::Bioengineering
|Issue Date:||2012||Abstract:||Biopolymeric hydrogels have been utilized as a technique to provide three-dimensional structures and microenvironment for many cell types in-vitro and in-vivo. Ca-alginate hydrogels have the potential of being a biocompatible polymeric scaffold with structurally similarity to the extra-cellular matrix. Recently in our lab, we have shown that it is able to support proliferation of encapsulated hematopoietic stem cells in-vitro. To better understand and control the impact of biophysical cues provided by alginate hydrogels, we performed mechanical and structural characterization of Ca-alginate hydrogels in varying chemical compositions. In this study, the effects of alginate viscosity, calcium ions and alginate concentration on the mechanical properties, surface topography, and swelling abilities were investigated.||URI:||http://hdl.handle.net/10356/49825||Rights:||Nanyang Technological University||Fulltext Permission:||restricted||Fulltext Availability:||With Fulltext|
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