Biomaterials for cell encapsulation: Progress toward clinical applications

Gurbinder Kaur, Francesco Baino, John Mauro, Vishal Kumar, Gary Pickrell, Nammalwar Sriranganathan, Steven Grant Waldrop

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Abstract

Cell microencapsulation is a technique to treat a wide range of diseases through the continuous and controlled delivery of therapeutic products. This technique can also treat multiple diseases in the absence of immunosuppression. Over the past few years, the quality of life of patients has improved remarkably as a direct result of microencapsulation technology, as this technology eliminates the requirement of an immunosuppressant. However, much additional research needs to be conducted in order to commercialize and clinically apply more widely this life-saving technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationClinical Applications of Biomaterials
Subtitle of host publicationState-of-the-Art Progress, Trends, and Novel Approaches
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages425-458
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9783319560595
ISBN (Print)9783319560588
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2017

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)

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Kaur, G., Baino, F., Mauro, J., Kumar, V., Pickrell, G., Sriranganathan, N., & Waldrop, S. G. (2017). Biomaterials for cell encapsulation: Progress toward clinical applications. In Clinical Applications of Biomaterials: State-of-the-Art Progress, Trends, and Novel Approaches (pp. 425-458). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56059-5_14