SBME Virtual Seminar: René Pedroza

SBME Virtual Seminar Series

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Host: TBA

Trainee Talk:

Sedimentation Process for Removing Byproducts of Cell Microencapsulation

When:  Thursday January 21 @ 11:00am


Islet transplantation is a cell-based therapy requiring life-long immunosuppression. Microencapsulation technologies are being developed to protect transplanted cells from immune rejection. We used density gradient sedimentation to remove two common and problematic byproducts of cell encapsulation: empty microcapsules and unencapsulated cells.






Speaker: René Pedroza
PhD student, Dr. James Piret’s Lab