β-Gel

β-Gel

β-Gel is a pancreo-mimetic gel that contains native pancreatic proteins and oxygen producing compounds thus providing a suitable support matrix to the islets and supplying them with oxygen over the first week while they are most vulnerable.
An extended residence time in the β-Gel will benefit islet cohesion and protection in tissue environments while inclusion of gel-integrated pancreo-mimetic ECM molecules will promote long term islet integration and viability β-Gel will also contain agents to improve survival and functioning of the islet graft. This will enhance long term therapeutic potential and glucose responsiveness of the transplanted islets.”

     This project has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Grant agreement No 645991