Materials for immunoisolated cell transplantation.

  title={Materials for immunoisolated cell transplantation.},
  journal={Advanced drug delivery reviews},
  volume={33 1-2},
  • Li
  • Published 1998 in Advanced drug delivery reviews
Encapsulated cell therapy provides site-specific continuous delivery of cell-synthesized molecules. Cell encapsulation therapy is based on the concept of immunoisolation. Foreign cells are surrounded with a semi-permeable membrane prior to transplantation to shield them from the host's natural defense system. This membrane is selectively permeable to transport of nutrients and therapeutic agents but relatively impermeable to larger molecules and cells of the hosts' immune system. Most… CONTINUE READING