This paper focuses on understanding microdroplet formation of sodium alginate biopolymer at various concentrations utilizing drop-on-demand inkjet technology. We investigate the effect of sodium chloride on the rheology of sodium alginate and derive a correlation between the size of the droplet versus the size of the microcapsules formed. Varying sizes of microcapsules are formed based on different concentrations of calcium chloride solvent. This understanding will give insight for fabricating drug delivery capsules and tissue scaffolds that are subject to extreme ambient conditions when interfaced with in-vivo environments.
Understanding Microdroplet Formations for Biomedical Applications
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Desai, S, Moore, A, Harrison, B, & Sankar, J. "Understanding Microdroplet Formations for Biomedical Applications." Proceedings of the ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Volume 15: Processing and Engineering Applications of Novel Materials. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. October 31–November 6, 2008. pp. 119-123. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2008-69223
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