Encapsulating cells in gel microbeads allows researchers to isolate thousands or millions of single cells in a highly reproducible method. Using hydrogel droplets or beads offers many new applications and capabilities.
The use of hydrogel beads or droplets offers promising delivery systems for encapsulation and release of proteins amongst other useful advantages for researchers.
Dolomite Bio’s chips, including the µEncapsulator system, can be used for bead formation with hydrogels such as agarose, collagen (e.g. Matrigel) and gelatin.