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I have been recently employed as a chemist on a project aiming to coat pancreatic beta-cells with alginate + poly-lysine coats. I understand that this has been successfully done by others, such as Calafiore's group in Italy. The key word in my question is "succesfully". Calafiore claims the diabetic dogs with the encapsulated beta-cells had normal blood glucose levels for 100 days. So what are the problems? Haven't they developed a successful product?
Re: Can we succesfully control diabetes with encapsulated beta-cells?
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