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Monday, March 21, 2011

DIABECELL : A new treatment for diabetes

Living Cell Technology is coming up with a new treatment for type I diabetes. it could be relatively cheaper compared to the regular insulin considering on the life time use of insulin injections.

DIABECELL is a porcine, insulin-producing cell product for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes. These islet cells are self-regulating and efficiently secrete insulin in the patient's body.
The treatment involves introducing encapsulated porcine cells into the abdominal cavity of the patient in a simple laparoscopic procedure. Living Cell Technologies unique proprietary encapsulation technology means that this procedure does not require the use of immunosuppression.
Clinical Study is progressing on this, once it is implemented it will definitely bring down the costs.



Source:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/4792866/Diabetes-treatment-could-save-NZ-millions
http://www.lctglobal.com/Product-Pipeline/Diabecell