October 22, 2008

From The News Wire: $1Million JDRF IDDP with SmartCells

SmartCells, Inc. and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Announce Partnership and $1 Million Funding to Advance SmartInsulin(TM) for Type 1 Diabetes

Wednesday October 22, 8:32 am ET

Novel Insulin Formulation Provides for Glucose-regulated Insulin Delivery

BEVERLY, Mass. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SmartCells, Inc. and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) today announced a partnership to advance SmartCells’ SmartInsulin™ for the treatment of type 1 diabetes. SmartInsulin will be a once-a-day, glucose-regulated subcutaneous insulin formulation for treating diabetes. SmartInsulin is injectable, like today’s currently available insulins, but designed to maintain continuous, tight control of blood glucose levels while reducing the risk of hypoglycemia – like the pancreas does automatically in the absence of diabetes. As part of the agreement, JDRF will provide $1 million in first-year funding to support preclinical safety and efficacy testing. The partnership is structured to support milestone-based funding through proof-of-concept human clinical trials.

More at: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/081022/20081022005101.html?.v=1

1 comment :

  1. Aaron Kowalski hinted at this in his chat on DiabetesTalkFeest a few weeks ago. But the best part about this is the fact that it could also mean that this may also mean the technology will not be granted exclusivity to a single manufacturer, as Todd Zion (SmartCells' CEO) had suggested might be a necessity.