The live-cell encapsulation technology employed by Nuvilex is a way to enclose living cells in protective “cocoons” about the size of the head of a pin - we do not encapsulate drugs, but living cells. Each capsule can enclose approximately 10,000 cells; this number can differ depending upon the size of the cells encapsulated. The cell encapsulation technology used by Nuvilex can be classified as a “platform” upon which treatments for different indications may be built.
Depending on the type of cells used, the encapsulated cells can be employed in developing treatments for serious, debilitating and even deadly diseases. Nuvilex’s primary interests in the use of the live-cell encapsulation technology are for the development of treatments for various cancers and for diabetes.