Cell-laden alginate hydrogels for the treatment of diabetesIzeia, L., Eufrasio-da-Silva, T., Dolatshahi-Pirouz, A., Ostrovidov, S., Paolone, G., Peppas, N. A., De Vos, P., Emerich, D. & Orive, G., 9-Jun-2020, In : Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery. 17, 8, p. 1113-1118 7 p.
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INTRODUCTION: Diabetes mellitus is an ever-increasing medical condition that currently suffers 1 of 11 adults who may have lifelong commitment with insulin injections. Cell-laden hydrogels releasing insulin may provide the ultimate means of correcting diabetes. Here, we provide insights of this cell-based approach including latest preclinical and clinical progress both from academia and industry.
AREA COVERED: The present article focuses on reviewing latest advances in cell-laden hydrogels both from the technological and biological perspective. The most relevant clinical results including clinical trials are also discussed.
EXPERT OPINION: Current progress in technological issues (stem cells, devices, biomaterials) have contributed cell encapsulation science to have an very relevant progress in the field of diabetes treatment.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 9-Jun-2020|