Biomedical Microdevices

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 597–600

Alginate and chitosan particles are drug delivery system for cell therapy

  • Gianni Ciofani
  • Vittoria Raffa
  • Arianna Menciassi
  • Paolo Dario
Erratum

DOI: 10.1007/s10544-008-9191-6

Cite this article as:
Ciofani, G., Raffa, V., Menciassi, A. et al. Biomed Microdevices (2008) 10: 597. doi:10.1007/s10544-008-9191-6
The publisher regrets that the following figures published in Biomedical Microdevices 10:2, pp. 131–140 by Gianni Ciofani, Vittoria Raffa, Arianna Menciassi and Paolo Dario should have printed in color. Please see below for color figures.
Fig. 1

(a) FIB imaging of alginate particles; (b) FIB imaging of chitosan particles; (c) size distribution of alginate particles (mean radius \(\overline r = 650\,{\text{nm}}\), standard deviation σ = 230 nm); (d) size distribution of chitosan particles (mean radius \(\overline r = 650\,{\text{nm}}\), standard deviation σ = 270 nm)

Fig. 2

HN9.10e cells up-take of alginate (a, b, c) and chitosan (d, e, f) particles: cells after 4 h of incubation with particles (a, d); cells after 8 h (b, e) and after 20 h (c, f) of incubation with particle-free growth medium. Magnification ×40. Circles underline particles within the cells

Fig. 3

CrFK cells up-take of alginate (a, b, c) and chitosan (d, e, f) particles: cells after 4 h of incubation with particles (a, d); cells after 8 h (b, e) and after 20 h (c, f) of incubation with particle-free growth medium. Magnification ×40. Circles underline particles within the cells

Fig. 5

Fluorescein loaded particles up-taken by HN9.10e cells. Fluorescent and phase-contrast images (×20) respectively of alginate particles (a, b) and chitosan particles (c, d). Fluorescent and phase-contrast images (×60) of alginate particles inside a HN9.10e cell (e, f)

Fig. 6

Fluorescein loaded particles up-taken by CrFK cells. Fluorescent and phase-contrast images (×20) respectively of alginate particles (a, b) and chitosan particles (c, d). Fluorescent and phase-contrast images (×60) of alginate particles inside a CrFK cell (e, f)

Fig. 7

Fluorescent images of lysosomal compartments of HN9.10e cells incubated with alginate particles (a), chitosan particles (c) and without particles (e). (b), (d) and (f) are the respective phase-contrast images. Magnification ×20

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gianni Ciofani
    • 1
    • 3
  • Vittoria Raffa
    • 1
  • Arianna Menciassi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Paolo Dario
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.CRIM Lab—Center for Research In MicroengineeringScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Italian Institute of Technology (IIT Network)GenovaItaly
  3. 3.CRIM—Center for Research In MicroengineeringScuola Superiore Sant’AnnaPontedera (PI)Italy

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