Figure 7: (a) Number of MSCs within the hydrogel formulations as determined using the CyQuant assay and provided as relative fluorescence. compared to all other formulations except A and C; compared to D; compared to all other formulations. (b) Metabolic activity per cell for MSCs seeded within the hydrogel formulations. Metabolic activity was determined using an MTS assay, providing relative absorbance, which was then divided by the average relative fluorescence from the CyQuant assay. compared to all formulations except A and C; compared to E; compared to A and B; compared to B and F. for the CyQuant assay and for the MTS assay for each formulation at each timepoint; values are mean ± SD. Statistical analysis is within each timepoint.