A cure for diabetes is just a few years away, according to a group of Israeli scientists and researchers.
Betalin Therapeutics has developed what it calls “the world’s first Engineered Micro Pancreas (EMP),” using pig-lung tissue and insulin-secreting cells. The company aims to replace insulin-therapy by providing the body with a natural way to measure and regulate blood-sugar levels.
Animal trials have already been completed. Human trials are expected to begin next year.
Betalin Therapeutics Dr. Nikolai Kunicher told the Jerusalem Post that “today, you only have ways to manage the disease. This is a cure. The diabetic pancreas has lost the function of secreting insulin and we give it back. The patient should never have to inject insulin into his body again.”
Read more at Arutz Sheva.