biohybrid organ

biohybrid organ

A device which marries biologic units—e.g., cells or tissues—to a delivery vehicle to immunoisolate the units from a host immune response.

Trialed designs
Perfusion shunts, diffusion chambers, microspheres, polymer membranes.

biohybrid organ

Therapeutics A device that marries biologic units–eg, cells or tissues, to a delivery vehicle to circumvent–through immunoisolation–immune attack on transplanted–non-self tissues. See Artificial liver, Artificial pancreas, Bioengineering.