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October 14th, 2004

Biotech breakthrough in islet cell replacement

Northwestern University has received a major grant from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to advance technologies in the field of islet cell replacement for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

Specifically, the grant will fund efforts to develop nano- and microscale biomaterials capable of creating a microenvironment favorable for islet survival and function via controlled delivery of biological factors that will accelerate engraftment and control the recipient's immune response.


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