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  • Tiny drug-delivering capsules could sustain transplanted insulin-producing cells for diabetics

    Illinois professor Kyekyoon "Kevin" Kim, graduate student Benjamin Lew and research scientist Hyungsoo Choi developed a method to make it easier to transplant pancreatic islet cells from pigs to treat type I diabetes.

    Illinois professor Kyekyoon ”Kevin” Kim, graduate student Benjamin Lew and research scientist Hyungsoo Choi developed a method to make it easier to transplant pancreatic islet cells from pigs to treat type I diabetes.  

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Kyekyoon “Kevin” Kim, call 217-333-7162; email: kevinkim@illinois.edu.  To reach Hyungsoo Choi, call 217-244-6345; email: hyungsoo@illinois.edu.  

    The paper “Sustained exenatide delivery via intracapsular microspheres for improved survival and function of microencapsulated porcine islets” is available online or from the News Bureau. DOI: 10.1007/s13346-018-0484-x