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JDRF Reaches Milestone in Artificial Pancreas Project in Partnership with UC Santa Barbara and Sansum Diabetes Research Institute
Date:6/25/2010

be expanded as new devices become available."

"Animas Corporation has been instrumental in supporting the addition of their pump to our artificial pancreas platform," commented Dr. Howard Zisser, Director of Clinical Research and Diabetes Technology at Sansum. "This milestone should improve the communication performance of the system while also expanding the number of possible research centers that can use it to help close the loop for automated insulin delivery for patients with type 1 diabetes. The extended communications range will also allow research subjects greater freedom during clinical trials."

"The significant progress that the researchers at UCSB have made with their artificial pancreas system is proving to be a critical component in allowing us to see a first-generation artificial pancreas commercially available in the near future," said Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D., Assistant Vice President of Glucose Control for JDRF and Director of the JDRF Artificial Pancreas Project.  "Building on the announcement we made with Animas earlier in the year, we are all aware of the near-term impact on quality of life that even a partially automated artificial pancreas system can have for people with diabetes, and we are excited to see this development move forward."

About JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project

This collaboration is the latest development within JDRF's Artificial Pancreas Project, and stems from the progress made since 2006 in the JDRF-funded Artificial Pancreas consortium, a group of university-based mathematicians, engineers and diabetes experts that has developed the computer programs needed for an artificial pancreas, and established its scientific feasibility.   These academic studies within the Artificial Pancreas Project are an excellent compleme
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