and optimization of different bioencapsulation methods in view of their
selection and transfer to cell transplantation protocols with special
regard to sertoli cells transplantation in conduits for nerve repair.
Additionally, specific formulations for the controlled release of
biomodulators will be developed in an attempt to possibly provide the
grafts with long-term stability in terms of both, capsular stability
and cell viability.
Further aims are to explore the possibilities
offered by new materials in cell encapsulation and to identify new
processes allowing the use of these materials under mild and