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    • Alginate microbeads are complement compatible, in contrast to polycation containing microcapsules, as revealed in a human whole blood model 

      Rokstad, Anne Mari; Brekke, Ole Lars; Steinkjer, Bjørg; Ryan, Liv; Kolláriková, Gabriela; Strand, Berit Løkensgard; Skjåk-Bræk, Gudmund; Lacík, Igor; Espevik, Terje; Mollnes, Tom Eirik (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2011)
      Alginate microbeads and microcapsules are presently under evaluation for future cell-based therapy. Defining their inflammatory properties with regard to humans is therefore essential. A lepirudine-based human whole blood model was used as an inflammation predictor by measuring complement and leukocyte stimulation. Alginate microbeads were complement-compatible since they did not activate complement ...