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Re: [IP] protein and insulin



> >  What's the problem with reinfusing the islets every year
> > or so such that they would be replenished before glucose
> > intolerance sets in?

The capsule technology uses pig islets.

Michael

> 
> Because it takes two cadaver pancreases for enough islet cells for one
> patient. There are other patients awaiting one cadaver pancreas for a
> whole transplant. So, every year - let's say 10 (?) that would be 20
> pancreases for one individual when 20 patients could each have one with
> less of a chance for repeats. Both procedures require anti-rejection
> drugs.
> 
> Jan T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) Dialyzing 7/8/02
> http://maxpages.com/bludasue  - http://maxpages.com/TSLandCLIP  -
> http://www.picturetrail.com/dmBASHpics (evolution of pumps)
> 
> As I said before, I never repeat myself.
> .
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