Bioengineering to treat diabetes in the media

Researchers from the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by ICREA Research Professor Javier Ramón, appear in the media for a recent study in collaboration with IDIBAPS researchers, in which they have developed small spheres capable of responding to variations in the levels glucose and produce insulin in vitro.

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The study, published in the Advanced Materials Technologies journal, deals with the development of a high-throughput methodology applying 3D bioprinting to encapsulate β-cells within collagen-tannic acid spheroids. This innovative strategy may increase the success of pancreatic islet transplantation.

 

 

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