Published in Health Business Week, November 12th, 2004
"Encapsulation in a barium alginate membrane is a promising strategy to obtain a three dimensional culture of living cells: membrane properties are crucial for a realistic clinical application," scientists in Italy explained.
In a study conducted by D. Vigo and coauthors at the University of Pavia, a "one-step encapsulation technique, recently developed for controlled release of boor semen, was employed to prepare barium alginate and protamine-alginate membranes," and "permeability to two model molecules (hemoglobin and glucose) was evaluated."
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