Entrapment in LentiKats®

Encapsulation of various biocatalysts — bacteria, fungi, yeast or enzymes into polyvinyl alcohol based hydrogel particles
  • Peter Wittlich
  • Emine Capan
  • Marc Schlieker
  • Klaus-Dieter Vorlop
  • Ulrich Jahnz
Part of the Focus on Biotechnology book series (FOBI, volume 8A)


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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Wittlich
    • 1
  • Emine Capan
    • 2
  • Marc Schlieker
    • 2
  • Klaus-Dieter Vorlop
    • 2
  • Ulrich Jahnz
    • 1
  1. 1.geniaLab® BioTechnologie — Produkte und Dienstleistungen GmbHBraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Federal Agricultural Research Centre (FAL)Institute of Technology and Biosystems EngineeringBraunschweigGermany

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