Biological Applications of Sol-Gel Glasses
The encapsulation of proteins within sol-gel silica glasses was reported in the early nineties by a group of scientists at the University of Jerusalem . They showed that enzymes can be immobilized within silica gels. They retain their bio-activity and can react with small molecules through the pores of the gel. Many other biological species such as antibodies and even whole cells have been encapsulated within sol-gel matrices since then, opening new possibilities in the field of biotechnology.
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