Sep 1, 1989

Effect of capsule permeability on growth of CHO cells in Eudragit RL microcapsules: use of FITC-dextran as a marker of capsule quality

R L Broughton, M V Sefton


Chinese hamster ovary fibroblast cells were encapsulated in Eudragit RL by interfacial precipitation. After encapsulation, they grew to fill the capsules, eventually growing outside the capsules as well. By encapsulating FITC-dextran (MW 150,000) along with the cells, it was possible to show that cell growth was faster in those capsules which lost fluorescence soon after encapsulation. These data were interpreted to signify that the intact Eudragit RL capsule membrane offered significant diffusion resistance to vital nutrients or particular metabolites, slowing or even preventing growth.

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Ovarian Diseases
Chinese Hamster
Microbial Anatomical Capsule Structure
Both Ovaries
Eudragit RL
Microcapsules Drug Delivery System
Chinese Hamster Ovary Cell

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