A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

A better way to encapsulate islet cells for diabetes treatment

thomas.johnson
Mon, 07/01/2019 – 09:47

Researchers have come up with a novel way to prevent fibrosis, which can lead to rejection of implantable medical devices, by incorporating a crystallized immunosuppressant drug into the devices. After implantation, the drug is slowly and locally secreted to dampen the immune response in the area immediately surrounding the device for a period of years. Read more at MIT News.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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