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Optically clear alginate hydrogels for spatially controlled cell entrapment and culture at microfluidic electrode surfaces

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We describe an innovation in the immobilization, culture, and imaging of cells in calcium alginate within microfluidic devices. This technique allows unprecedented optical access to the entirety of the calcium alginate hydrogel, enabling observation of growth and behavior in a chemical and mechanical environment favored by many kinds of cells.

Graphical abstract: Optically clear alginate hydrogels for spatially controlled cell entrapment and culture at microfluidic electrode surfaces

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The article was received on 16 Jan 2013, accepted on 18 Mar 2013 and first published on 05 Apr 2013


Article type: Technical Innovation
DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50079A
Citation: Lab Chip, 2013,13, 1854-1858
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    Optically clear alginate hydrogels for spatially controlled cell entrapment and culture at microfluidic electrode surfaces

    J. F. Betz, Y. Cheng, C. Tsao, A. Zargar, H. Wu, X. Luo, G. F. Payne, W. E. Bentley and G. W. Rubloff, Lab Chip, 2013, 13, 1854
    DOI: 10.1039/C3LC50079A

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