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Bob Elliott - Living Cell Technologies

It’s a simple procedure to put them in, takes about 10 minutes. Under an anaesthetic, a tube’s passed into the belly and the cells just literally run in. There’s no real surgical procedure apart from placing the tube inside the abdomen.

Peter Hosking - Living Cell Technologies

After the cells are implanted, all the patients that receive them are monitored very closely. Clearly what we’re wanting to see is a reduction in their insulin dosage. We also want to see a reduction in their hypoglycaemic episodes and better control of their blood sugar, and all those things can be monitored by our clinical programme.

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