After hunting for decades, Drs. Klearchos Papas, Robert Johnson and Tom Loudovaris helped develop a bio-artificial pancreas at the University of Arizona Health Sciences.

The team’s solution is composed of islet cells protected in a special oxygen-enabled pouch implanted to supply insulin the body needs and control blood sugar levels without immunosuppressants, or anti-rejection drugs. It’s essentially a bio-artificial pancreas.

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