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Microbes encapsulated within crosslinkable polymers

United States Patent

February 5, 2013
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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)
Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC (Upton, NY), The Research Foundation of State University of New York (Stony Brook, NY)
12/ 420,088
April 8, 2009
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.