Navigation Links
LCT Reports Major Step for Islet Transplantation in Diabetes Patient

A research published by Living Cell Technologies Limited outlines the survival and identification of live porcine islet cells and insulin production// in a human patient 10 years after receiving a pig islet cell transplant.

The scientific paper outlines how LCT has demonstrated the long-term safety, viability and function of its encapsulated porcine islets in a human patient over an extended period of time, without the use of immunosuppression.

In 1996 a 41 year old diabetic was injected with LCT’s prototype diabetes product containing pig islet cells to help regulate his blood glucose levels and control of diabetes. The transplanted cells helped reduce the patient’s insulin requirement by 34% for over a year, which provided better control and overall well-being. By 2005 the patient’s glycated hemoglobin levels remained lower than the pre-transplant levels pointing to improved long-term control of blood glucose levels.

Ten years later the patient suggested that he was still obtaining benefit from the transplant. LCT scientists assumed that the cells would not be alive or functioning after that period of time, but the patient convinced LCT scientists to organise for a laparoscopy to check. This resulted in finding both living and functioning pig islet cells in his abdomen.

"This has never been achieved before. It is a profound step forward for safe, effective and long-term diabetes control and shows the ability for pig cells to survive inside a human for an extended period of time and without immune suppression," commented Prof Bob Elliott, LCT Medical Director.

Dr Christina Buchanan, a biochemist from the University of Auckland and an expert in insulin, conducted the analysis to ensure that the insulin detected in the patient’s blood samples were unequivocally pig and not human insulin – the final proof of efficacy.

Dr John Court, a diabetologist and scientific advisor to LCT said: "This is
'"/>




Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Russia Reports First SARS Case
2. Uganda Reports Failure To Contain Sleeping Sickness
3. Reports of Hantavirus infection in India raise concerns
4. Controversy Surrounding The HIV Positive Reports Of One-Year Girl In Kerala
5. China Reports Yet Another Bird Flu Case
6. Cyprus Reports H5N1 Strain In Birds
7. Reports Of New Bird Flu Outbreak In China Raise Concerns
8. Reports Of Denmark’s First Case Of Human Bird Flu Fals
9. Bird Flu Spreads To Sudan & China Reports Of Another Case
10. French Face Transplant Patient Reports Feeling of Sensation in New Face
11. Budhia Is Fine, Government-constituted Medical Board Reports False
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: LCT Reports Major Step for Islet Transplantation Diabetes Patient

(Date:12/19/2014)... Energy Textiles is excited to announce ... the world’s leading responsive textile, can now be ... are a number of benefits to wearing Celliant, ... balanced body temperature; which can lead to enhanced ... athletic performance; and overall wellness. In addition, the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... These vanadium reserves are mostly found ... 151,000 tons of vanadium were produced globally in 2013, ... increased at 6.7% AAGR during the period from 2001 ... being the largest consumer, accounted for more than 90% ... alloy and the chemical industry. , View Full Report ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory ... may be inherited, researchers report. The findings, published ... help in efforts to prevent the disease and treat ... study authors added. "The intestinal bacteria, or ,gut ... have a big impact on your health for the ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... News) -- The cost of cancer treatment can cause ... finds. Researchers examined data from 1,000 people in ... or lung cancer. Of those patients, almost 900 had ... 100 had advanced cancer. Nearly half of the ... bills, which was linked with a poorer health-related quality ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... B. E. Smith, the only full-service leadership ... retained to lead a national chief financial officer ... Park, Colo. The top executive search firm in the ... than 900 healthcare executives into organizations. , Estes ... access hospital and level IV trauma center, with a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Energy Textiles Launches Celliant Revitalizing Bedsheets 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 2Health News:Marketresearchreports.biz: Global Vanadium Usage Increased at AAGR of 6.7% between 2001 and 2013 3Health News:Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds 2Health News:Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds 2Health News:Estes Park Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Financial Officer 2Health News:Estes Park Medical Center Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New Chief Financial Officer 3
... meet increasing demand for,pharmaceutical packaging in China, ... HON ) announced,today that it has signed a ... Ltd., to provide the Chinese company with,Honeywell,s Aclar(R) ... also provide technical services and training to Haishun,as ...
... 6 CJPS Enterprises, LLC (, http://www.CJPS-Enterprises.com ... resources,to help companies that depend on the automotive ... "Although both industries seem similar in what they ... companies trying to embark,on this diversification initiative have ...
... an independent factor in cancer survival rates and should not ... a study in the November issue of IJCP , ... team of hospital and University-based researchers from Barcelona, Spain, carried ... with cancer. , "We found that there were a ...
... in German . , Opting for ... warning signs of lymphedema: that,s how women with breast ... German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care ... themselves from this common and distressing adverse effect of ...
... Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease (IC3D) ... evolving field of cell-based therapies for treating cardiovascular ... "Cellular and Molecular Building Blocks: Strategies for Cardiovascular ... will convene to present basic, core discussions on ...
... 6 Let,s face it: Because of the,economy, typical ... are,becoming luxuries. Today,s budget trimmers who regularly attend a ... make a small,investment in a home yoga practice and ... Balanced Living magazine,s November,issue, now on newsstands, features "The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Honeywell Signs Supply Agreement with Chinese Company for Aclar(R) Film 2Health News:Honeywell Signs Supply Agreement with Chinese Company for Aclar(R) Film 3Health News:CJPS Enterprises to Increase Focus on Automotive Diversification 2Health News:Age is not a key factor in cancer survival, but clinical trials exclude older patients 2Health News:Age is not a key factor in cancer survival, but clinical trials exclude older patients 3Health News:How women can improve their quality of life after breast cancer treatment 2Health News:5th Annual Global Conference on Stem Cell Therapy to be held Jan. 13-16, 2009 in NYC 2Health News:In These Stressful, Budget-Busting Times, It's Wise to Invest in a Home Yoga Practice, Says Natural Solutions Magazine 2
(Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 19, 2014 Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced ... with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. ( Hyderabad, India ... commercialize several new ANDAs.  Under the terms of the ... exclusively to Breckenridge for the U.S. market, and Breckenridge ... Breckenridge and MSN have agreed to develop an oral ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 19, 2014 ... optimize a product,s web presence to reflect the ... websites, in particular, must meet the needs of ... and culture. According to recent ... than half of the participating companies averaged more ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... , Dec. 19, 2014  Monarch America Inc. (OTCQB: ... Corp.) is pleased to provide this review of the ... in 2015. "Over this past year, we ... I am extremely proud to say that Monarch America ... than it has ever been," stated Eric Hagen ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Breckenridge Pharmaceutical signs Multi-Product Generic Agreement with MSN Laboratories Pvt. Ltd. 2Building a Best-in-Class Pharma Global Brand Website 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 2Monarch America Inc. CEO Reviews Recent Achievements and Provides Outlook for 2015 3
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
Medicine Products: