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Keywords: BIG beta cell

Record History
Added on April 26, 2018 at 9:36 AM by Brown, Deborah
Modified on November 12, 2018 at 12:37 PM by Brown, Deborah
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Meeting Details

Start Date / Time November 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM
End Date / Time November 14, 2018 at 9:55 AM
Duration 55 minutes
Location 206 PRB
Presenter Name P. Mason McClatchey, PhD (Wasserman lab)
Presentation Title Engineering a Lymph-Isolated, Immediately-Perfused Graft for Islet Transplantation
Status This meeting is currently scheduled

Meeting Agenda/Notes

Traditional approaches to islet transplantation have suffered from either a complete lack of vascularization (i.e. encapsulation) or delayed and often insufficient vascularization (e.g. Edmonton protocol), both of which result in a loss of functional islet mass. This project aims to create a tissue-engineered construct that enables immediate perfusion by vascular anastomosis coupled with immune protection by isolation from lymphatic surveillance. Pilot studies support the plausibility of this project, but substantial challenges remain.