Table 1: Alginate and alginate blends with collagen and RGD-alginate shear and young moduli with different concentration in cell growth medium.

From: Composite alginate gels for tunable cellular microenvironment mechanics

Polymer (Matrix)AlginateAlginateAlginateAlginate/CollagenAlginate/RGD-alginateAlginate/RGD-alginateAlginate/RGD-alginate
Concentration2 w/v%1 w/v%0.5 w/v%0.75 w/v% /0.1 mg/ml2 w/v% /100 fmol/ml1 w/v% /100 fmol/ml0.5 w/v% /100 fmol/ml
Complete gelation time (hr)4562.544.55
Shear modulus (kPa)2.15 ± 0.151.16. ± 0.170.753 ± 0.082.35 ± 0.152.26 ± 0.21.2 ± 0.10.76 ± 0.089
Young modulus (kPa)5.29 ± 0.252.85 ± 0.251.85 ± 0.085.8 ± 0.355.56 ± 0.252.95 ± 0.251.87 ± 0.08