More and more children are affected by type 1 diabetes in Europe and in the USA. A group of European researchers has received a grant of 5 million euros from the E.U for developing an alternative to lifelong insulin therapy.
The aim of the 4 years’ project is to grow in the laboratory three-dimensional cellular structures of insulin-producing cells and to set up a mass production process. The group from the Goethe University of Frankfurt is dedicated to controlling the growth of the organoids through a light-sheet fluorescence microscope. Two groups of researchers from Cambridge are specialised in isolating insulin-producing cells from donors, while a group of clinicians from Milan has developed methods for organoids’ transplantation. The project will also ensure to develop protocols to respect the good practices manufacturing standards.
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About the Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte e.V.
Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte e.V. (BVKJ ) is a professional association of paediatricians in Germany.
12.000 paediatricians from hospitals, offices and public health services are part of this group of interest.
The BVKJ produces principles, defines the content and the scope of the professional practices, and promote the profession.
The federation is divided into 17 regional associations.
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