Knitting hydrogel microfibers: A method to fabricate 3D hydrogel microstructures containing biomaterials

Hiroaki Onoe, Shoji Takeuchi

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Abstract

This paper describes a method to knit biomaterial-containing hydrogel fibers for fabricating 3D hydrogel microstructures. Cell- or bead-containing alginate hydrogel microfibers (30-95 "m in diameter) were generated with a coaxial laminar flow microfluidic device. We manually handled these microfibers in a liquid using a fiber clamp mechanism, and succeeded to knit them to form a complex woven structure such as braid composed of three different bead-containing gel fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages1871-1873
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9780979806421
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2009 - Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2009 Nov 12009 Nov 5

Other

Other13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences, MicroTAS 2009
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period09/11/109/11/5

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Keywords

  • 3D microstructure
  • Biomaterial
  • Cell
  • Hydrogel fibers
  • Knit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Bioengineering

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Onoe, H., & Takeuchi, S. (2009). Knitting hydrogel microfibers: A method to fabricate 3D hydrogel microstructures containing biomaterials. In Proceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (pp. 1871-1873). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.