Novel Bio-Artificial Pancreas Providing Immune Protection and Oxygen Supply

Stefan Ludwig, Barbara Ludwig, Baruch Zimerman, Anja Steffen, Zohar Gentler, Stefan R. Bornstein & Hans-Detlev Saeger
Introduction: In the early post-transplant period, transplanted islets are affected by inflammatory reactions and hypoxia. Additionally, immunosuppressors are associated with islet toxicity and significant morbidity in the patient. Thus, strategies to promote islet engraftment and immune-tolerance are[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]