A Protocol to Enhance INS1E and MIN6 Functionality-The Use of Theophylline.
Groot Nibbelink M, Marchioli G, Moroni L, Karperien M, Van Apeldoorn A.
Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Sep 12;17(9). pii: E1532.

Enzymatic Crosslinking of Polymer Conjugates is Superior over Ionic or UV Crosslinking for the On-Chip Production of Cell-Laden Microgels.
Henke S, Leijten J, Kemna E, Neubauer M, Fery A, van den Berg A, van Apeldoorn A, Karperien M.
Macromol Biosci. 2016 Oct;16(10):1524-1532.

A Retrievable, Efficacious Polymeric Scaffold for Subcutaneous Transplantation of Rat Pancreatic Islets.
Smink AM, Hertsig DT, Schwab L, van Apeldoorn AA, de Koning E, Faas MM, de Haan BJ, de Vos P.
Ann Surg. 2016 Jul 15. [Epub ahead of print]

Hybrid Polycaprolactone/Alginate Scaffolds Functionalized with VEGF to Promote de Novo Vessel Formation for the Transplantation of Islets of Langerhans.
Marchioli G, Luca AD, de Koning E, Engelse M, Van Blitterswijk CA, Karperien M, Van Apeldoorn AA, Moroni L.
Adv Healthc Mater. 2016 5(13) 1606-1616

Opening the 'white box' in tissue engineering: visualization of cell aggregates in optically scattering scaffolds.
Groot Nibbelink M, Daoudi K, Slegers S, Grootendorst DJ, Dantuma M, Steenbergen W, Karperien M, Manohar S, van Apeldoorn A.
Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2016 22(6) 534-542

Selection of polymers for application in scaffolds applicable for human pancreatic islet transplantation.
Smink AM, de Haan BJ, Paredes-Juarez GA, Wolters AH, Kuipers J, Giepmans BN, Schwab L, Engelse MA, van Apeldoorn AA, de Koning E, Faas MM, de Vos P.
Biomed Mater. 2016 May 13;11(3):035006.

Enzymes for pancreatic islet isolation impact chemokine-production and polarization of insulin-producing Beta-cells with reduced functional survival of immunoisolated rat islet-allografts as a consequence.
de Vos P, Smink AM, Paredes G, Lakey JRT, Kuipers J, Giepmans BNG, de Haan BJ, Faas MM.
PLoS ONE 2016, 11(1): e0147992.

Survival of encapsulated islets: More than a membrane story.
Barkai U, Rotem A, de Vos P.
World Journal of Transplantation 2016

Coculturing human islets with proangiogenic support cells to improve islet revascularization at the subcutaneous transplantation site.
Buitinga M, Janeczek Portalska K, Cornelissen DJ, Plass J, Hanegraaf M, Carlotti F, de Koning E, Engelse M, van Blitterswijk C, Karperien M, van Apeldoorn A, de Boer J.
Tissue Eng Part A. 2016 Feb;22(3-4):375-85.