Sea of Cells: Immune Cells Attack Therapeutic Devices


Submitted by Andrew R. Bader, Omid Veiseh, and Joshua Doloff of the Anderson Laboratory at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT


These waves of cells are covering alginate capsules that are designed to carry and deliver a variety of payloads such as drugs. The cells that have been stained here represent a variety of immune populations from the body with the intent of destroying the foreign implant. The red streaks are fibrotic deposits from these immune cells.