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Presenter Perspectives: Generation of Beta Cells from Stem Cells—State of the Art


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Generation of Beta Cells from Stem Cells—State of the Art

Saturday, June 26, at 1:45 p.m. ET

Q&A with Jeffrey R. Millman, PhD

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What is your presentation about?
This presentation will describe the progress that has been made recently in the generation of insulin-secreting islets from human pluripotent stem cells. Control of both soluble and insoluble cues has enabled improved generation of islets across multiple stem cell lines. These cells have utility as a self-renewal source for diabetes cell replacement therapy and modeling disease in the dish.

What makes this topic important in 2021?
Cellular therapy for diabetes using lab-grown islets from stem cells has the potential to revolutionize how the field manages diabetes for many patients. This is a fast moving field, with significant progress made every year.

Which subset of attendees shouldn’t miss this presentation?
Those interested in cellular therapy, stem cells, and organoids shouldn’t miss this presentation.


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