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Alginate: properties and biomedical applications.

Progress in polymer science (2011-11-30)
Kuen Yong Lee, David J Mooney
ABSTRACT

Alginate is a biomaterial that has found numerous applications in biomedical science and engineering due to its favorable properties, including biocompatibility and ease of gelation. Alginate hydrogels have been particularly attractive in wound healing, drug delivery, and tissue engineering applications to date, as these gels retain structural similarity to the extracellular matrices in tissues and can be manipulated to play several critical roles. This review will provide a comprehensive overview of general properties of alginate and its hydrogels, their biomedical applications, and suggest new perspectives for future studies with these polymers.

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Brand
Product Description

Sigma-Aldrich
Alginate methacrylate, medium viscosity, degree of methacrylation: 10-30%
Sigma-Aldrich
Alginate methacrylate, high viscosity, degree of methacrylation: 20-40%
Sigma-Aldrich
Low endotoxin alginate, Medium viscosity
Sigma-Aldrich
TissueFab® bioink , Crosslinking solution, low endotoxin
Sigma-Aldrich
Low endotoxin alginate solution, Medium viscosity, 0.2 μm, sterile-filtered
Sigma-Aldrich
Calcium carbonate, BioReagent, suitable for insect cell culture, ≥99.0%
Sigma-Aldrich
Methacrylated Alginate, Medium Viscosity, Low endotoxin