Zheyu Shen, Jingxiu Bi, Bingyang Shi, Dzuy Nguyen, Cory J. Xian,b Hu Zhang and Sheng Dai
Hydrogels were synthesized from poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-acrylic
acid) microgels, which formed hydrogels upon heating to 37 C thus
encapsulating the murine embryonic mesenchymal progenitor cell
The hydrogel reverted back to microgels and cell release upon cooling.
This cooling allowed recovery of the cells, which were then able to
adhere to a 2D surface. Experiments were done to further characterize,
image, and test cell cytotoxicity on the gels.