Clay Hydrogels: Clay Gels For the Delivery of Regenerative Microenvironments (Adv. Mater. 29/2011)

Authors

  • Jonathan I. Dawson,

    1. Bone and Joint Research, Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
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  • Janos M. Kanczler,

    1. Bone and Joint Research, Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
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  • Xuebin B. Yang,

    1. Division of Oral Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9LU, UK
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  • George S. Attard,

    1. School of Chemistry, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK
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  • Richard O.C. Oreffo

    Corresponding author
    1. Bone and Joint Research, Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK
    • Bone and Joint Research, Centre for Human Development, Stem Cells and Regeneration, Institute of Developmental Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, SO16 6YD, UK.
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Abstract

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Clay hydrogels are able to localize biological molecules for the generation of regenerative microenvironments. Richard O.C. Oreffo and co-workers report on clay–gel microcapsules that are sprayed into media containing DNA (DAPI-labeled) or albumin (FITC-labeled) and, following a 30 minute incubation, are sub-encapsulated within a host clay gel capsule, illustrating the potential of this approach.

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