Three-Dimensional Scaffold Culture System of Functional Pancreatic Islets

Tech ID:
HSC-1381
Description:

Reserachers at UT Health San Antonio have created a cell culture system including a silk fibroid scaffold, culture media, and pancreatic cells. The pancreatic cells grown in the tissue culture system have physiological and morphological features like those of in vivo pancreatic cells. The cell culture system can be used to produce a pancreatic tissue-specific extracellular matrix capable of inducing differentiation of pancreatic cell precursors into pancreatic cells.

 

 IP Status:     Patent Pending, PCT/US/23997

Patent Information:
Category(s):
Biologics
Therapeutics
For information contact:
John Fritz
Sr. Business Development Manager
Office of Technology Commercialization
FRITZJA@UTHSCSA.EDU
Inventors:
Xiao-Dong Chen
Joo Ong
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