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May 7, 2007
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman

Students Invent Protective Pouch
to Enhance Cell Therapy

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Daniel Chung, Edward
Sutter, Nicholas Gil, Kerim Eken, Benjamin Kline, Tom Link
PHOTO D: The biomedical engineering undergraduates who developed the cell therapy pouch included, front row from left, Daniel Chung and Edward Sutter; back row, Nicholas Gil, Kerim Eken, Benjamin Kline and Tom Link. Missing from the photo was team member Joshua Crist.
Photo by Will Kirk

PHOTO E: The outer stent is made of stainless steel. The inner one, made of nitinol, is covered by a band of nylon mesh. The cell therapy "pouch" is created in the gap between the two stents.
Photo by Will Kirk

PHOTO F: The students designed their device to house these semi-permeable alginate microcapsules, which house living cells that can send out insulin and other important proteins without triggering an attack by the body's immune system.
Photo by Will Kirk

Tom Link
PHOTO G: Tom Link served as team leader for the undergraduates who developed the cell therapy pouch. He plans to continue working on the project in the biomedical engineering master's degree program at Johns Hopkins.
Photo by Will Kirk

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