Microencapsulated islets as bioartificial endocrine pancreas

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Science  21 Nov 1980:
Vol. 210, Issue 4472, pp. 908-910
DOI: 10.1126/science.6776628


Single implantation of microencapsulated islets into rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes corrected the diabetic state for 2 to 3 weeks. The microencapsulated islets remained morphologically and functionally intact throughout long-term culture studies lasting over 15 weeks.

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