A Eureka Alert was posted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) on March 8, 2019 as a device created by Dr. Klearchos Papas and his team can surgically insert transplanted insulin-producing islet cells into the body, and protect them from the body’s attack.

If taken to market, human islets from donors will be placed in the tea bags, but Dr. Papas believes that islets generated in the lab from human stem cells soon will be available. As part of the two-year study, Novo Nordisk has donated human stem cell-derived islets to test in the tea bags. If successful, stem cell-derived islets would make it easier to help treat the millions of people with diabetes.

For more information, see Eureka Alert American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).