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Implantation of rat islet-filled micromachined biocapsules in mice

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4 Author(s)
Desai, T.A. ; Dept. of Bioeng., Illinois Univ., Chicago, IL, USA ; Hansford, D.J. ; Ferrari, M. ; Rastellini, C.

This study investigates whether microfabricated silicon-based biocapsules, with uniform membrane pore sizes in the tens of nanometer range, can provide immunoprotection of rat islets transplanted into a mouse model. By utilizing microfabrication technology, biocapsules are fabricated with membranes having precisely controlled and uniform pore sizes, allowing one to optimize parameters specifically for the immunoisolation of hormone-secreting cells. The study evaluates biocompatibility and short term therapeutic efficacy for implanted biocapsules

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[Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1999. 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Annual Fall Meetring of the Biomedical Engineering Society] BMES/EMBS Conference, 1999. Proceedings of the First Joint  (Volume:2 )

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Oct 1999