Resources

The City of Hope Islet Cell Transplant Program is supported by the following key resources:
  1. Southern California Islet Cell Resource (SC-ICR) Center, a human islet preparation and distribution facility founded in 2001. With support from the Center for Biomedicine & Genetics, a leading cGMP facility, islets are prepared within the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope by highly specialized and experienced staff dedicated to organ procurement, islet isolation, islet quality control and quality assurance.
  2. City of Hope's Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute, which conducts numerous basic, translational and clinical studies to better understand, diagnose and treat diabetes and its related conditions.
  3. An experienced multidisciplinary islet transplant team, including transplant surgeons, transplant physicians, interventional radiologists, endocrinologists, nursing, psychosocial and ancillary support staff, who together ensure the highest quality care to City of Hope islet transplant recipients.
  4. The Islet Cell Quality Management Council and the Islet Cell Data Safety Management Board together oversee the activities of the clinical Islet Cell Transplant Program.
  5. 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, provides a forum for the world’s leading diabetes investigators to interact.
  6. Partner Institutions at Scripps Research Institute and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.