Lecture: James Shapiro – Cell transplant therapies for diabetes

by Alexey Bersenev on August 23, 2014 · 0 comments

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James Shapiro is a pioneer of islet transplantation for treatment of diabetes. He is the author and driving force behind famous Edmonton Protocol, which was developed in the late 1990s at the University of Alberta Hospital. In this video he is talking about the history of islet transplantation for treatment of diabetes, clinical results, challenges and new prospects. Importantly, he mentioned that trials in the final (phase 3) stage and expressed a hope for obtaining of BLA (as a “drug”) from FDA soon. So, possibly next year we may witness entering of islet transplantation to the market.

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