Bio-Artificial Organs

The company anticipates that, once the sheet concept is proven with islets of Langerhans, it will have many opportunities to develop bioartificial organs with owners of proprietary cell lines.

Tissues other than islets of Langerhans may be incorporated into thin sheets to treat medical needs in addition to diabetes. For example, parathyroid tissue will secrete parathyroid hormone. The concept is not limited to human or even mammalian cells: a genetically engineered cell line secreting erythropoietin, an immune modulator or an anti-neoplastic may be implanted.