in biotechnology
The technique used for the physical or chemical fixation of cells, @O04324@, @E02159@, or other @P04898@ (e.g. @M04010@) onto a solid support, into a solid matrix or retained by a @MT06878@, in order to increase their stability and make possible their repeated or continued use. The principle is also used for @A00177@.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 157 [Terms] [Paper]