High Throughput Miniaturization of Artificial Cells
Taylor & Francis
In this study, inkjet bio-printing has been used to produce miniaturized alginate microcapsules. A parametric study using subsequent Taguchi L18 (31 × 27) and L16 (45) designs was performed to elucidate the effect of inkjet parameters on microcapsule size. A 120-minute pilot run using the optimal waveform parameters and 0.5% alginate ink yielded a throughput of 1.8×106 microcapsules/hr, averaging 40 μm in diameter. Real-time stable jetting conditions were confirmed visually by the generation of a single droplet with a straight trajectory and non-fluctuating Ohnesorge numbers. The rate of stirring of the cross-linking CaCl2 solution determined scaffold vs. single vesicle formation.
Mobed-Miremadi, M., Acks, E., Polsaward, S., & Chen, D. (2011). High Throughput Miniaturization of Artificial Cells. Artificial Cells, Blood Substitutes, and Biotechnology, 39(5), 310–316. https://doi.org/10.3109/10731199.2011.574637