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Islet Transplantation

Friday September 24, 2021 - 22:25 to 23:30

Room: General Session

205.1 Development of a subcutaneous site for porcine islet transplantation

Gregory S. Korbutt, Canada

University of Alberta


DR. Korbutt is a Professor in the Department of Surgery, Scientific Director of the Alberta Cell Therapy Manufacturing Facility and Director of the Alberta Diabetes Institute’s Histology Core Lab. The main objective of Dr. Korbutt’s research is to develop a more accessible source of insulin producing tissue for transplantation into patients with type 1 diabetes. To address the shortage problem, Dr. Korbutt has taken the approach of using xenogeneic islets (neonatal porcine islets) as a potential source of islets for transplantation. Currently, his lab is focusing on several key questions including: ' Developing a clinically applicable site to implant neonatal porcine islets’. 

Presentations by Gregory S. Korbutt