To apply siRNA as a therapeutic agent, appropriate attention should be paid to the optimization of the siRNA gene silencing effect, both in terms of magnitude and duration. Intracellular time-controlled siRNA delivery could aid in tailoring the kinetics of siRNA gene knockdown. However, materials with easily tunable siRNA release properties have not been subjected to thorough investigation thus far. This report describes cationic biodegradable dextran microgels which can be loaded with siRNA posterior to gel formation. Even though the siRNAs are incorporated in the hydrogel network based on electrostatic interaction, still a time-controlled release can be achieved by varying the initial network density of the microgels. To demonstrate the biological functionality of the siRNA loaded gels, we studied their cellular internalization and enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) gene silencing potential in HUH7 human hepatoma cells.