A superior pancreata preservation solution for subsequent islet cell isolation for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes

One of the most challenging issues in organ transplantation is the limited time available between donation of the organ and implantation in the receiving patient. A lot of costly infrastructure is needed to allow all steps to be organized in a coordinated fashion. Efficient time management is crucial to preserve the vital integrity of donated organs.

The use of novel solvents that allow the supply of oxygen to the entire tissue to nurture the cells is a key component. The traditionally used hyperoxygen carrier perfluorodecalin (PFD) only has a moderate effect on oxygen supply to tissue parts. Novaliq’s new perfluorohexyloctane has shown to be superior to PFD in recently published investigation by Brandhorst et al (2009) for preservation of pancreas and is now commercially available.

Novaliq is seeking further partnerships to extend SFA use to other organ applications.

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