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Alginate has been established as a very versatile material in the preparation of hydrogel capsules for trapping therapeutic biomolecules and cells. The physico-chemical properties, the mechanism and the processing of gel formation are now well established. In the frame of a project aiming at the exploitation of encapsulation of therapeutic proteins in alginate gel particles, the procedure of preparation, characterization, gel-drying and re-hydrating has been explored for the shelf-life of the encapsulated biomolecules. Here, the results of a calorimetric study on the freezing and dehydration process of alginate micro-capsules is presented. The work aims at the description of water state(s) and its removal under “controlled conditions” in the presence of bioprotectant sugars.

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  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.731
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
Foundation
1969
Volumes
per Year
4
Issues
per Year
24
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
Founder's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Publisher's
Address
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Responsible
Publisher
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)

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