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Josť Luis Pedraz has a PhD in Pharmacy from the University of Salamanca, Spain. He is professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology at the Faculty of Pharmacy in the Basque Country University. He is cofounder and director of the Pharmaceutical Development Unit of the Basque Country. His interest is focused in the development and evaluation of pharmaceutical dosage forms (microcapsules, micro- and nanoparticles) for the administration of gene, proteins, peptides, vaccines and cells. He has published over 200 scientific articles and edited several book chapters focused on cell microencapsulation. Gorka Orive has a PhD in Pharmacy and is currently assistant professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of the Basque Country in Vitoria, Spain. He is director of research publications and scientific coordinator of the field of oral implantology for Biotechnology Institute (BTI, Vitoria, Spain). His interests include polymer-based cell therapy for long-term and controlled protein and growth factor delivery to different tissues including brain. He is also interested in the potential use of autologous platelets growth factors and fibrin scaffold for regenerative medicine. He has published more than 100 articles in national and international journals including Nature Medicine, Nature Reviews Neurosciences, Molecular Therapy, Biomaterials, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences among others and several book chapters focused on cell microencapsulation for therapeutic purposes and the use of plasma rich in growth factors in medicine


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Animal cell biotechnology.
Microencapsulation.
Drug Compounding -- methods.
Cells, Immobilized.
Drug Delivery Systems -- methods.