Today, Bo Ahren (Lund University), is highlighting a paper

Human islet function following 20 years of cryogenic biobanking. Jocelyn E. Manning Fox, et al. Diabetologia. 2015;58:1503-1512.Long-term preservation of islets is important both to generate a sufficient number of islets for transplantation and to allow multiple donor transplants with simplified logistics. It is also important to meet the increased demand for human islets for research purposes. Such long-term preservation may be achieved by biobanking and, in a recent article, Dr Manning Fox and collaborators showed that low-temperature biobanking offers such a possibility. …


The 16th Servier-IGIS Symposium took place in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, from 9 to 11 April 2015 and was focused on “The islet and metabolism keep time”. It was another successful meeting where world leaders were able to interact and share their views on insulin secretion.

Read the programme of the 16th Servier-IGIS Symposium


On the occasion of the 15th Servier-IGIS Symposium, some renowned experts in diabetes were interviewed.

Prof Erol CERASI, Prof Bernard THORENS, and Prof Christophe MAGNAN discuss the 2014 Servier-IGIS Symposium.

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