Although it’s instantly recognized from the food industry, gelatine is used in a wide variety of applications – from photography to food to pharmaceuticals to tissue engineering & regenerative medicine.
Some of the earliest hydrogels used for cell encapsulation were, (not ironically) naturally derived, ionically crosslinked materials, such as alginate, chitin and agarose. Although somewhat low-tech, these were a natural place to start.
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