Quality control for clinical islet transplantation: organ procurement and preservation, the islet processing facility, isolation, and potency tests Authors
Topics HBP treatment using cell transplantation in the near future
First Online: 26 February 2009 Received: 15 June 2008 Accepted: 15 July 2008 DOI:
Cite this article as: Yamamoto, T., Horiguchi, A., Ito, M. et al. J Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg (2009) 16: 131. doi:10.1007/s00534-009-0064-z
Pancreatic islet transplantation has become one of the ideal treatments for patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus due to improvements in isolation techniques and immunosuppression regimens. In order to ensure the safety and rights of patients, isolated islets need to meet the criteria for regulation as both a biological product and a drug product. For the constant success of transplantation, therefore, all investigators involved in clinical islet transplantation must strive to ensure the safety, purity, and potency of islets in all the phases of clinical islet isolation and transplantation. In this review, we summarize the quality control for clinical islet isolation and transplantation, and the latest topics of pre-transplant islet assessment.
Clinical islet transplantation
Islet potency test
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