Chapter

Fundamentals of Cell Immobilisation Biotechnology

Volume 8A of the series Focus on Biotechnology pp 53-63

Entrapment in LentiKats®

Encapsulation of various biocatalysts — bacteria, fungi, yeast or enzymes into polyvinyl alcohol based hydrogel particles
  • Peter WittlichAffiliated withgeniaLab® BioTechnologie — Produkte und Dienstleistungen GmbH
  • , Emine CapanAffiliated withFederal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL), Institute of Technology and Biosystems Engineering
  • , Marc SchliekerAffiliated withFederal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL), Institute of Technology and Biosystems Engineering
  • , Klaus-Dieter VorlopAffiliated withFederal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL), Institute of Technology and Biosystems Engineering
  • , Ulrich JahnzAffiliated withgeniaLab® BioTechnologie — Produkte und Dienstleistungen GmbH

* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.

Get Access

Summary

In this paper LentiKats® are presented as an efficient and powerful alternative to traditional and established encapsulation carriers.

The introduction describes LentiKats® regarding appearance, properties and preparation. They are generally compared to other types of immobilised biocatalysts and potential advantages for application in bioconversion processes are depicted. Afterwards a number of examples for successful application of LentiKats® for various valorisation processes and also elimination processes are presented, including encapsulation of enzymes, bacteria, fungi, and yeasts.