Simultaneous Mechanical and Topographical Characterization of Alginate Capsules

  • María Virumbrales-Muñoz Group of Structural Mechanics and Materials Modelling (GEMM) Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A) Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Iñaki Ochoa Group of Structural Mechanics and Materials Modelling (GEMM) Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A) Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Luis Fernández Group of Structural Mechanics and Materials Modelling (GEMM) Instituto de Investigación en Ingeniería de Aragón (I3A) Universidad de Zaragoza

Resumen

We used Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in order to characterize alginate microcapsules as for topography and stiffness simultaneously. Thus, we intend to identify those which are theoretically most biocompatible by this technique, reducing the need for animal testing.