Human cartilage derived cells were encapsulated in alginate hydrogel beads. Viability of the cells was determined using both qualitative (microscopy) and quantitative (MTT and NR assays) examination. Microscopy indicated that encapsulated cells remained viable during the 7-days experiment. The quantitative tests failed to give reliable results. Possible factors affecting the results of the quantitative study are discussed.
Published Online: 2013-8-31
Published in Print: 2005-12-1
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