Chasing a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes
Help fund SCSNZ's Type 1 Diabetes cure research.
25,ooo+ New Zealanders have Type 1 Diabetes.
Testing, estimating, injecting, thinking, feeling, adapting. Type 1 Diabetes is 24/7.
There are no days off. Until there is a cure.
Help SCSNZ find a cure for this life-threatening disease.
Since 1988, Spinal Cord Society NZ Inc (SCSNZ) has been working towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury and paralysis. The research laboratory in Dunedin has expertise with adult stem cells. While curing spinal cord injury remains the end goal for SCSNZ, the stem cell research has now diversified to search for treatments for other health conditions and is now focused on finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
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PHASES 1 AND 2 - SCSNZ TYPE 1 DIABETES CURE TRIAL *PHASE 1 Cost estimate $1m* Complete laboratory studies that are needed to finalise the conditions for growing the adult stem cells. This will take about 6 months. During this period we will also test bone marrow stem cells from people with Type 1 Diabetes beside those from normal people. Buy the equipment needed for growing, handling and storing the required doses of adult stem cells. The equipment will be tested with cells from normal volunteers and people with Type 1 Diabetes. This phase is needed to document the manufacturing process so that full quality control can be maintained when the clinical trial starts. This stage will take about 6 months after all equipment has been obtained. Obtain approval from the NZ Standing Committee on Therapeutic Trials and the Ethics Committee to carry out the clinical trials in volunteers who have Type 1 Diabetes. Extensive documentation is needed to gain these approvals. Preparation for this work has started. *PHASE 2 Cost estimate $800,000* Carry out the clinical trials of treatment. This will take approximately 15 ? 18 months, as follow-up monitoring tests are needed over a long period to check progress and outcomes.
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This page was created on 15 Feb 2013 and closed on 4 Jun 2016.