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 Jan 1
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

Publication series

NameProceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences

Other

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

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). (Proceedings of Conference, MicroTAS 2009 - The 13th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences). Chemical and Biological Microsystems Society.