New Research from the Thakor Lab Featured on the Cover of Advanced Functional Materials

Cover of Advanced Functional Materials featuring the research of the Thakor Lab.
Advanced Functional Materials, Vol 30, Num 15, April 14, 2020.

Illustration by Amy Thomas

April 14, 2020

Avnesh Thakor, MD, PhD, an interventional radiologist who is able to perform islet transplantation, has led his group of researchers to develop, "A Collagen Based Cryogel Bioscaffold that Generates Oxygen for Islet Transplantation".  In a recent article, his team from the Interventional Regenerative Medicine and Imaging Laboratory describes the development, characterization, and testing of a novel 3D collagen based bioscaffold that can accommodate pancreatic islets and provide them with a continuous, controlled, and steady source of oxygen to prevent hypoxia-induced damage following transplantation.  This work complements the recent endeavors of the SPIRIT (Stanford Pancreatic Islet Replacement & Immune Tolerance) Program at Stanford.

Congratulations, Dr. Thakor and team!