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Designing a Definitive Islet Sheet Study

April 2nd, 2012

Large-animal studies will demonstrate whether the Islet Sheet is ready for a clinical trial. In previous posts I have discussed the partnership doing this study: the Cedars-Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute, the islet transplantation group at UC Irvine, and our company Islet Sheet Medical. I have also laid out the study design. Today I want to describe [...]

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The Crucial Year for Islet Sheet is 2012

January 17th, 2012

A year ago I posted an article to this blog titled “The Crucial Year for Islet Sheet is 2011.”  I was off by a year, as it turned out; last year was a transition year. The crucial year begins today. As I wrote last year, “The definitive experimental model is large animals (pig, dog, monkey) [...]

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The Year of the Dog

November 27th, 2011

Welcome to our new website!  It is a pleasure to resume this blog, now named The Sheet—for the Islet Sheet, of course. (It’s also journalism slang for a periodical.)  This is an exciting time at Islet Sheet Medical.  We have made an important addition to our team. VoxPop Films is making a documentary about our [...]

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Function and Viability of Human Islets Encapsulated in Alginate Sheets: The Poster

June 19th, 2011

Soon I am off to the ADA meeting in San Diego that starts Friday.  So I’ll give you a report on what the diabetes clinicians know after the conference. So this week a little supplement on the IPITA conference in Prague (see previous post).  Some people let me know they want to see the poster [...]

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IPITA 2011: Islet Researchers in Prague

June 6th, 2011

As promised, here is my report from the 2011 meeting of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association meeting in Prague. The highlight for the Islet Project team was unveiling some significant results in the poster to the right, “Function and viability of human islets encapsulated in alginate sheets: in vitro and in vivo culture.” [...]

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A Meeting in Prague

May 22nd, 2011

This week we are off to Prague for the IPITA meeting.  IPITA stands for the  International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association, essentially everyone trying to treat diabetes with islet cell implants whether it be whole pancreas, “naked” islets or encapsulated islets.  Check out the conference web site here. I rather enjoy these events but not [...]

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Waiting for the Physiologist

May 9th, 2011

The last post two weeks ago was about a phase change.  This one starts a new series. I said that I planned to suspend the essays for a while.  From the response here it is clear that some of my readers want to know about our progress pretty often.  So I have decided to periodically [...]

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