Experimental Therapy Using Semipermeable Microcapsules Containing Enzymes and Other Biologically Active Material

  • T. M. S. Chang


Microencapsulated enzymes and proteins in the form of artificial cells are the first form of immobilized enzymes to be tested in animals for experimental therapy (Chang, 1957, 1964, 1966, 1969b, 1972a; Chang and MacIntosh, 1964; Chang and Poznansky, 1968). This chapter and Chapter 19 will discuss research carried out in this laboratory on the therapeutic applications of artificial cells and immobilized proteins. An increasing number of other centers have become involved in seriously looking into the therapeutic applications of all types of immobilized enzymes. Their research will be discussed in detail in other chapters.


Polylactic Acid Immobilize Enzyme Enzyme Replacement Therapy Artificial Cell Sodium Perborate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. M. S. Chang
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  1. 1.Departments of Physiology and MedicineMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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