Navigation Links
New method yields insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters
Date:4/4/2012

New Rochelle, NY, April 3, 2012Three-dimensional clusters of pancreatic beta-cells that live much longer and secrete more insulin than single cells grown in the laboratory are valuable new tools for studying pancreatic diseases such as diabetes and for testing novel therapies. This cutting-edge advance is described in an article in Tissue Engineering, Part C, Methods, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.. The article is available free online at the Tissue Engineering website.

"Finding a solution for the culturing and final transplantation of pancreatic cells will be an enormous breakthrough for the treatment of diabetes," says John Jansen, DDS, PhD, Methods Co-Editor-in-Chief and Professor and Chairman, Department of Periodontology and Biomaterials, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, The Netherlands.

Growing pancreatic cells in the laboratory is challenging, in part because to survive and function normally they require cell-cell contact. Abigail Bernard, Chien-Chi Lin, PhD, and Kristi Anseth, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, developed an innovative method that uses photolithography to create microwell cell culture environments that support the formation of 3-D pancreatic beta-cell clusters and control the size of the cell aggregates. They describe the ability to remove these cell clusters from the microwells and encapsulate them in hydrogels for subsequent testing or implantation. They present their work in the article "A Microwell Cell Culture Platform for the Aggregation of Pancreatic Beta-Cells."


'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2100 x2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology technology :

1. Cepheid Receives Grant to Develop Sample Processing and Amplification Methods for Detection of Bloodstream Bacteria
2. Novel method to make nanomaterials discovered
3. New laboratory method uses mass spectrometry to rapidly detect staph infections
4. New method for enhancing thermal conductivity could cool computer chips, lasers and other devices
5. UCLA team develops highly efficient method for creating flexible, transparent electrodes
6. New method for producing precursor of neurons, bone and other important tissues from stem cells
7. Epitomics, Inc. Receives Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Novel Method for Identifying Differentially Expressed Proteins
8. NIST polishes method for creating tiny diamond machines
9. Americord Registry Presents Abstract on Stem Cell Collection Method at 2011 COSTEM Conference and AABB Meeting
10. Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs
11. Nottingham scientists pioneer new method for nanoribbon production
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New method yields insulin-producing pancreatic cell clusters
(Date:12/19/2014)... PA (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... leading developer and manufacturer of needle-free injection technology, ... agreement with Immunomic Therapeutics, Inc. (“ITI”) for ITI ... device with its LAMP™ vaccine platform. , ... an exclusive Worldwide license to the Biojector®-2000 that ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Charm Sciences is pleased to announce ... of Aflatoxin M1 in raw commingled milk is the ... validation. The peer reviewed report of the validation by ... Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO-T&V) has been published by ... the most toxic aflatoxin and a known carcinogen, can ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy (BioPlus), one of ... Nick Maroulis, Pharm.D. to the newly created position of ... this position, Dr. Maroulis will continue to manage the ... our multi-site pharmacies as the company expands. Dr. Maroulis ... time he has served in many different capacities in ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... EVANSTON, Ill. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... to develop novel drugs for diseases of the central ... Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, will present at ... Dr. Riedel,s presentation will take place at 3:00 p.m. ... St. Francis in San Francisco, Calif. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 2Bioject and Immunomic Therapeutics Enter into an Agreement for License of Needle-Free Technology for LAMP-vax Vaccines 3Charm Sciences Achieves Independent Validation of First 15 Minute Quantitative Screening Method for Aflatoxin M1 2BioPlus Specialty Pharmacy Promotes Dr. Nick Maroulis to Vice President of Specialty Pharmacy Services 2Naurex to Present at 33rd Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference 2
... COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 23, 2010 Martek Biosciences, ... Institute (Mtech) at the University of Maryland, entered an ... Dutch company Royal DSM NV for $1.1 billion, the ... Martek is the second company sold ...
... Pathfinder LLC, a private biotechnology company focused on ... ("Pathfinder"), and SyntheMed, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ... today announced that they have entered into a definitive ... Cell Therapy, Inc." and the combined company will operate ...
... University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) have analysed levels of ... Galicia. The results show that 34% of these schools exceed ... Excessive inhalation of radon is associated with lung cancer. ... 34% had radon levels in excess of 400 Bequerels/m3 in ...
Cached Biology Technology:Martek Is Second Mtech Company Sold for More Than $1 Billion in Three Years 2Martek Is Second Mtech Company Sold for More Than $1 Billion in Three Years 3Martek Is Second Mtech Company Sold for More Than $1 Billion in Three Years 4Pathfinder LLC and SyntheMed, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 2Pathfinder LLC and SyntheMed, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 3Pathfinder LLC and SyntheMed, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 4Pathfinder LLC and SyntheMed, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 5Pathfinder LLC and SyntheMed, Inc. Announce Merger Agreement 634 percent of Galician secondary schools exceed maximum recommended radon levels 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014 Research and Markets ... addition of the "Samsung Galaxy S5 - ... report to their offering. ... totally different sensing technology than the iPhone 5S, ... sensor in its product. The Galaxy ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 16, 2014  Automation is fundamentally ... more evident than at international borders. Over the ... scanners have allowed veteran travelers to self process ... Control (APC) Kiosks at an increasing number of ... According to Maxine Most ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 10, 2014  Data Sciences International (DSI), the ... a new series of digital telemetry implants to ... M series, part of the PhysioTel™ Digital platform, ... possible physiologic data when incorporating functional endpoints into ... to toxicology studies has evolved from short ECG ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Samsung Galaxy S5 - Home Button Synaptics Fingerprint Sensor Technology Analysis 2Automated Border Control (ABC) Transforms the Global Travel Experience With More Than 2500 ABC eGates and APC Kiosks Deployed In Airports, Seaports, and Land Borders Worldwide 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2
... developed from plant biomass and purpose-grown crops can substantially ... report says, but only through the wise allocation of ... the state. That,s the conclusion of "California Energy ... California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) co-authored by ...
... proposed an answer to the long-running debate as to how ... core-driven magnetic field, oceans of liquid water, dynamic climate and ... known Universe. Life arose on Earth over three and a ... planetary scale calamities such as the impacts of massive meteorites, ...
... Methanosarcina acetivorans lives off everything it can metabolize ... is not yet clear. Scientists at the Ruhr-Universitt Bochum ... USA have identified a protein that might act as ... and found both similarities and differences to the system ...
Cached Biology News:Biofuels will play integral role in California's energy future, says new EBI study 2Biofuels will play integral role in California's energy future, says new EBI study 3New study proposes solution to long-running debate as to how stable the Earth system is 2How Archaea might find their food 2
... is produced by a patented microwave process ... more consistent, even cell attachment, increased cell ... and growth uunder difficult conditions, including reduced ... provide a more ecominic alternative to expensive ...
...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant ARHGEF11. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = ARHGEF11...
... Cell Lines ,High Quality, Functionally-Validated, Ion Channel ... known for having a critical role in ... a key function in pain, CNS and ... have been investigated in therapeutic areas, such ...
Biology Products: