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May 20, 2015

Re-shaping Biomedical Implants Improves Biocompatibility

NIBIB-funded bioengineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated the role of geometry in the function of biomedical implants. The group implanted capsules carrying insulin-producing cells into a diabetic mouse model demonstrating that increased capsule size significantly reduced the immune response to the capsule allowing it to function five times longer than a more conventional, smaller capsule. Read more at MIT News.