Device protects transplanted pancreatic cells from the immune system

Thursday, April 9, 2009 - 13:42 in Health & Medicine

LA JOLLA, Calif., April 9, 2009--Scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) and the University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) School of Medicine have demonstrated in mice that transplanted pancreatic precursor cells are protected from the immune system when encapsulated in polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE).

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