Milestone In Finding Diabetes Cure: Pigs Arrive In Biosecure Facility

Thu, 22 Feb 2007 10:00 AM EST

... Spring Point Project, a nonprofit organization created to expedite the widespread availability of islet tissue for diabetes care, has now conducted the first animal population of its biosecure animal facility in Western Wisconsin to breed and maintain high-health, pathogen-free pigs. Insulin-producing islet cells from such high-health pigs are needed to meet the demands in the diabetes community that cannot be realized by using transplantation of human islets. ...