Update for 23/04/2013 23 April 2013
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.