July 2, 2008

From The News Wire: MicroIslet Insulin Encapsulation Update

Company Invents New, Enhanced, Encapsulation Formulation

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MicroIslet Inc. (OTCBB: MIIS, http://www.microislet.com), a biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of cell therapies for diabetes, is pleased to report recent safety and efficacy data.

To date, MicroIslet has seen no adverse events attributable to MicroIslet-P™ in its animal models. The Company has tested hundreds of rodents and is currently completing a trial with nineteen non-human primates. Eighteen of the nineteen have been tested, and the last primate has received its final dose. Importantly, the primates have been subjected to one, two, or even three, separate transplant procedures, with no observed ill effects.

MicroIslet also has efficacy data demonstrating that MicroIslet-P™ can produce normoglycemia in both immune comprised and immune competent rodents. Additionally, all primates tested to date, post-implant, have demonstrated decreases in insulin requirements needed to maintain their blood glucose levels at a healthy concentration. Finally, post-implant, the primates have been primarily managed with long-acting insulin as opposed to acute insulin treatment, indicating improved glucose homeostasis (control).

MicroIslet is now in the process of patenting a new, enhanced, encapsulation formulation, which is being used in a current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) rodent toxicity trial, and is the Company’s intended formulation for use in its planned human trial. The improved capsules appear to be not only more durable, but they also retain, and may increase, the positive functionality characteristics of previous formulations. Accordingly, MicroIslet believes that the new formulation will enable: (a) a greater decrease in insulin requirements, (b) better blood glucose control, and (c) increased capsule longevity.


1 comment :

  1. Don't get too excited just yet, any study on just 19 people is not large enough to safely draw any reliable conclusions on. Let's hope that subsequent, larger clinical trials yield the same promising results!