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Microbes Encapsulated within Crosslinkable Polymers

United States Patent Application

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The invention relates to porous films comprising crosslinked electrospun hydrogel fibers. Viable microbes are encapsulated within the crosslinked electrospun hydrogel fibers. The crosslinked electrospun hydrogel fibers are water insoluble and permeable. The invention also relates to methods of making and using such porous films.
Chidambaram, Devicharan (Middle Island, NY), Liu, Ying (Stony Brook, NY), Rafailovich, Miriam H. (Plainview, NY)
13/ 725,318
December 21, 2012
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-AC02-98CH10886, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.