Device Could Help Insulin-Producing Cells Live Longer After Transplant

Device Could Help Insulin-Producing Cells Live Longer After Transplant

Since the 1960s, researchers have been interested in the possibility of treating type 1 diabetes by transplanting islet cells -- the pancreatic cells that are responsible for producing insulin when blood glucose concentration increases. Implementing this approach has proven challenging, however. One obstacle is that once the islets are transplanted, they will die if they don't receive an adequate supply of oxygen. Now, researchers at MIT, working with a company called Beta-O2 Technologies, have developed and tested an implantable device that furnishes islet cells with their own supply of oxygen, via a chamber that can be replenished every 24 hours...

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