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Solutions and Goals

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Cell-surface membrane proteins provide entry points for therapeutic interventions. 

 

ZnT8, a zinc-specific transporter, is a dynamic cell-surface marker for beta cells. 

ZnT8 in the human body is exclusively localized in the pancreatic islet.

We have developed a ZnT8-targted drug delivery platform for pancreatic islets.

We have established preclinical efficacy and safety of an islet-targeted immunotherapy for type-1 diabetes. 

We aim to develop a suite of diabetes-modifying therapeutics that can be administered monthly at home, replacing frequent insulin injections and blood glucose monitoring for patients with insulin-dependent diabetes.

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