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Enrollment for the second cohort of patients for testing of the bigger Sernova Pouches has been initiated.
After completion of the study in the first cohort of patients, new, bigger Sernova Pouches have been developed and implanted in two new patients. The second cohort will include 7 subjects in total.
Two manuscript accepted for the publication in the Am J Transplantation
The demise of islet allotransplantation in the US: A call for urgent regulatory update. The "Islets for US" Collaborative
Neither amyloid depositions nor hepatic steatosis are associated with marginal islet mass early after autotransplantation
Two abstracts accepted for ASTS Winter Symposium 2021
Islet Allotransplantation Into Pre-Vascularized Sernova Cell PouchTM - Preliminary Results From The University of Chicago. Press release
Anterior Rectus Sheath Versus Gibson Incision For Kidney Transplantation -Preliminary Experience.
4th Islet Transplantation at Medical University of Gdansk in Poland!
This is the 4rd pancreatic islet transplant in a patient with a kidney graft and poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, but the first one, where donor pancreas was procured in a distant city.
Congratulation Team Gdansk, great progress of the program.
Transplanting islet cells can fix brittle diabetes.
Why isn’t it available in the U.S.?
Dr. Camilo Ricordi points out regulatory barriers introduced by FDA, which leads to the extinction of islet transplantation in the US, while the rest of the world benefits from islet trials funded by US tax payers, due to less restrictive regulations.
3rd Islet Transplantation at Medical University of Gdansk in Poland!
This is the 3rd pancreatic islet transplant in a patient with a previous kidney transplant and poorly controlled type 1 diabetes, but the first one performed without our direct participation. Team Gdansk completed the procedure without complications. Congratulation.
Karolina carried out a second islet transplant in Gdansk, Poland.
Dr. Karolina Golab, our Lab Manager, flew to Poland for a second time to help to carry out an islet transplant procedure already in the second patient in Gdansk. We have been helping to develop that new and currently the only Islet Transplant Center in that country. She also went there and successfully isolated the islets during the first islet transplant in October of last year.
"C4"- as explosives, should shake transplant community to bring new idea and solutions for especially challenging problems. This is a new type of articles in the American Journal of Transplantation. We proudly contributed to the first article of this type discussing optimization of organ allocation in the USA.
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