Table 1: Properties and Materials of Spherical and Nonporous Microcarriers Used in this Work

Microcarrier Manufacturer/Distributer Specific surface [cm2/g] Density [g/cm3] Diameter [┬Ám] Material Surface Suface charge
Biosilon Nunc 255 1.05 160-300 Polystyrene -
Cytodex 1 Amersham Bioscience 4400 1.03 147-248 DEAE-Dextran DEAE-Dextran +
Cytodex 3 Amersham Bioscience 2700 10.4 141-210 DEAE-Dextran Collagen +
P 102-L Hyclone 360 1.02 125-212 Polystyrene Polystyrene None
Rapidcell MP Biomedicals 325 1.03 150-210 Glass -