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Diabetes Immunoengineering: Redesigning Encapsulated Cell Transplant Therapies

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM 

Organization address
address: University Park
city: NOTTINGHAM
postcode: NG7 2RD
website: www.nottingham.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 269˙857 €
 EC max contribution 269˙857 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2017
 Funding Scheme /MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-05-01   to  2021-04-30

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM UK (NOTTINGHAM) coordinator 269˙857.00
2    CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CORPORATION US (BOSTON) partner 0.00

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 Project objective

Diabetes Immunoengineering: Redesigning Encapsulated Cell Transplant Therapies Diabetes remains a global healthcare challenge, affecting 370 million people worldwide. Islet transplantation offers the potential to restore insulin function in diabetes-1 patients, and is proving successful in human clinical trials. However a major limitation is the requirement for patients to take global immunosuppressive drugs, often daily, for the remainder of their lives. These drugs can impact the quality of life for the patient, and may lead to an impaired immune system at risk of opportunistic pathogens. The scientific aim of this project is to develop innovative multifunctional materials for diabetes-1 cell therapies; those that can better support islet function and also direct the host immune system, removing the need for global immune suppression and enhancing transplant lifetimes. This project connects a talented young researcher with a background in chemistry, biomaterials science and immunoengineering, to a host institution with expertise in drug delivery and tissue engineering (Nottingham), and an internationally renowned outgoing institution (Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School) with expertise in transplant encapsulation and diabetes therapies. Combining the localised drug delivery expertise of the host institution, the diabetes-1 cell therapy transplant knowledge of the outgoing institution, and the researcher’s own expertise in immunoengineering presents a unique opportunity and new approach to addressing this healthcare challenge, and facilitates development of the researcher's career through a specified training-in-research program. Bridging the gap between the transplant immunology, biomaterials and drug delivery fields in this way meets the “Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World” EU vision towards Open Science and follows the road map for integrative research proposed by the UK Medical Research Councils for regenerative medicine research.

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