The SC-IC is supported by the following key resources available at City of Hope:
- The Southern California Islet Cell Resource Center (SC-ICR), a human islet preparation and distribution facility founded in 2001. Islets are prepared within the City of Hope’s Center for Biomedicine and Genetics (CBG), a leading cGMP facility, by highly specialized staff dedicated to organ procurement, islet isolation, and islet quality control and quality assurance.
- An experienced multi-disciplinary islet transplant team, including a transplant surgeon, transplant physicians, interventional radiologists, endocrinologists, nursing and psychological support, which together ensure the high quality care of City of Hope islet transplant recipients and provide training and certification on the intraportal islet transplant procedure to participating SC-IC sites.
- The SC-IC Advisory Committee, a committee comprised of principal investigators at all participating SC-IC sites and affiliates that meet semi-annually to facilitate the achievement of consortium objectives.
- Rachmiel Levine Symposium in diabetes, an annual scientific meeting that presents the latest findings in hot-topic areas of diabetes research, such as islet cell biology, transplantation, and stem cell differentiation and provides a forum for the world’s leading diabetes investigators to interact.