Pig Implants For Diabetes-I

According To Researcher From Glasgow Caledonian University A Xenome Type Of Transplant Made From Pig Stem Cells Is One Of The Latest Technique To Provide Regular Insulin To A Patient With Type I Diabetes. These Are Insulin Producing Transplant Made Of Stem Cells. These Implants Can Be Inserted Intradermaly withA Very Minor Incision.

But There Are Some Issues That Need More And More Investigations Or Researches Which Can Alter The Effect Of Implant I: E Immune Response Of Pig That Can Reject The Implant, Viruses From Pig And Other Diseases Of Animal. One Approach To The Immune Challenges Is To Place The Islets Within Protective Capsules (Made From Alginate) In An Attempt To “Hide” The Islets From The Immune-System Of The Patient.

These Implants Can Be Matured With In The Patient With Diabetes. ThisTechnique Is Also Known As Islets Transplant.One Of The Advantage That Scientist Are Looking Forward Is That The Patient Doesn’t Have To Undergo Immune Suppression, A Process Which Can Leave Patients Open To A Life-Threatening Infection.

The Implant Would Be Made From An Alginate Matrix Which, When It Was Placed Under The Skin, Would Be Vascularised By The Body. Pigs Were Ideal In Order To Obtain Large Amounts Of Insulin Producing Cells That Are Just Not Available From Human Sources. Scientist Are Developing Genetically Engineered Pigs That Could Be Used In The Field Of Transplantation.

By – Vice Principal – Mrs Shabana Azmi Malik
Department of Nursing
College Of Nursing UCBMSH
Uttaranchal (P.G.) College Of Bio-Medical Sciences & Hospital

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