An alginate hydrogel matrix for the localised delivery of a fibroblast/ keratinocyte co-culture to expedite wound healing

There is a clinical need for effective alternative skin replacements to autografts, allografts and xenografts. In this thesis a bi-layer skin graft was developed by encapsulation of fibroblasts in calcium-alginate hydrogel and culture of keratinocytes on the surface. Initially, the use of 5% and 2%...

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Main Author: Hunt, Nicola Claire
Published: University of Birmingham 2010
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