Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Ames Laboratory
Journal or Book Title
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Islets microencapsulation holds great promise to treat type 1 diabetes. Currently used alginate microcapsules often have islets protruding outside capsules, leading to inadequate immuno-protection. A novel design of microcapsules with core–shell structures using a two-fluid co-axial electro-jetting is reported. Improved encapsulation and diabetes correction is achieved in a single step by simply confining the islets in the core region of the capsules.
WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Ma, Minglin; Bratlie, Kaitlin M.; and et al., "Core-shell Hydrogel Microcapsules for Improved Islets Encapsulation" (2013). Materials Science and Engineering Publications. 241.