2nd Edition of International Conference on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

September 16-17, 2022 (Online Event)

September 16 -17, 2022 | Online Event

Cell Encapsulation

Cell Encapsulation

Cell encapsulation is a process in which living cells are encapsulated in selectively permeable polymeric materials (membranes/beads), making them a potential treatment for diseases like haemophilia, Parkinson's disease, lysosomal storage disorder (LSD), cancer, and diabetes. The encapsulated cells become immune, which means that the host's immune system is unable to recognize them and hence does not mount an immunological reaction against them. In tissue engineering applications, cell encapsulation could be a remedy to transplant rejection. Immobilization of cells within a polymeric semi-permeable membrane is the goal of cell microencapsulation technology. It allows for the bidirectional diffusion of molecules required for cell metabolism, such as oxygen, nutrients, growth factors, and other growth factors, as well as the outward diffusion of waste products and therapeutic proteins. At the same time, the membrane's semi-permeable nature prevents immune cells and antibodies from attacking the encapsulated cells, which they consider as foreign intruders, due to their semi-permeable nature. After an organ transplant, cell encapsulation may lessen the requirement for long-term immunosuppressive medicines to control side effects.

Committee Members
Speaker at Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2022 - Federico Carpi

Federico Carpi

University of Florence, Italy
Speaker at Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2022 - Alexander Seifalian

Alexander Seifalian

NanoRegMed Ltd, BioScience Innovation Centre, United Kingdom
Speaker at Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2022 - Nagy Habib

Nagy Habib

MiNA Therapeutics Ltd, United Kingdom
TERM C 2022 Speakers
Speaker at Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine 2022 - Ruben F Pereira

Ruben F Pereira

University of Porto, Portugal

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