Research Results Presented at International Conference
Research progress being made at the DRI will be shared with scientists from across the globe at an upcoming international transplant conference. Miami is hosting the Cell Transplant Society - International Xenotransplantation Association (CTS IXA) combined conference later this month and the DRI's Scientific Director, Dr. Camillo Ricordi is chairing this prestigious event.
The gathering of world leaders in transplant science comes at a time when there are mounting regulatory, economic, academic and legal impediments to research innovation. But according to Dr. Ricordi, there is reason to believe in a cure for diabetes. We've already shown that insulin independence can be achieved through islet transplantation. Now we must focus on overcoming the remaining challenges so that islet transplantation will become a reality for all patients who can benefit.
At the DRI, researchers from a range of disciplines are addressing those challenges as we seek a biological cure for diabetes. What follows is a summary of progress we've made in the last year which will be reported at the conference.