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Spring Point Project Names New Members to Board of Directors
Date:6/16/2008

tly, there are about 25 million people in the United States with diabetes, representing approximately eight percent of the population. Diabetes alone represents 11 percent of the nation's health care expenditure.

Spring Point Project works in partnership with the Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation of the University of Minnesota on the mission to expedite the affordable and widespread availability of islet tissue to diabetes patients. In this partnership, the two organizations provide the science and the source needed to move toward a cure for diabetes. The Diabetes Institute conducts the preclinical and clinical trials, and Spring Point Project builds and operates the biosecure facilities where high-health source pig donors are developed.

The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation, a not-for-profit worldwide network based in Washington, D.C., is also part of the partnership with a major $6.2 million grant to Spring Point Project.

To contact Spring Point Project, visit http://www.SpringPointProject.org. To contact the Diabetes Institute for Immunology and Transplantation, visit http://www.diabetesinstitute.org. To contact Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation, visit http://www.diabeteswellness.net.

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