Concise Review: Manufacturing of Pancreatic Endoderm Cells for Clinical Trials in Type 1 Diabetes.

Journal: 
Stem Cells Transl Med
Publication Year: 
2015
Authors: 
Thomas C Schulz
PubMed link: 
26062982
Public Summary: 
The cellular component of ViaCyte's VC-01 combination product for type 1 diabetes, pancreatic endoderm cells (PEC-01) derived from CyT49 human embryonic stem cells, matures after transplantation and functions to regulate blood glucose in rodent models. The aims in manufacturing PEC-01 at scale are to generate a consistent and robust transplantable population that functions reliably and safely in vivo. ViaCyte has integrated multiple bioprocessing strategies to enable a tightly controlled PEC-01 manufacturing process for clinical entry.
Scientific Abstract: 
The cellular component of ViaCyte's VC-01 combination product for type 1 diabetes, pancreatic endoderm cells (PEC-01) derived from CyT49 human embryonic stem cells, matures after transplantation and functions to regulate blood glucose in rodent models. The aims in manufacturing PEC-01 at scale are to generate a consistent and robust transplantable population that functions reliably and safely in vivo. ViaCyte has integrated multiple bioprocessing strategies to enable a tightly controlled PEC-01 manufacturing process for clinical entry.