Islet Isolation & Distribution

The Southern California Islet Cell Resource (SC-ICR) Center  was established at City of Hope in 2001. The SC-ICR manufactures human islets from cadaveric donor pancreata for clinical and basic science research. The SC-ICR is currently contracted to distribute islets nationally under the National Institutes of Health-funded (NIH) Integrated Islet Distribution Program.


Scientists conducting islet research can apply to receive islets through the website of the National Institutes of Health-funded Integrated Islet Distribution Program (IIDP).