Questionnaire for data collection
Person in charge of human xenotransplantation practice.
Title : Professor.
First Name: Robert Bartlett
Last name : Elliott
Address : Pacific Tower Suite 2.11 / 737 Burwood Rd
Zip : Hawthorn VIC 3122
State :
Country : Australia
Institution : Living Cell Technologies
Telephone : +61 3 9813 5501
Email : lct@lctglobal.com
What is the source of your information about human xenotransplantation practices?
1) internet: www.lctglobal.com 2)BBC news : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6353811.stm 3) http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19826515.400-pig-cell-transplants-help-people-with-diabetes.html
What is the therapeutic purpose of this xenotransplantation treatment?
Diabetes
Where and when is this human xenotransplantation practice taking place?
Country Russia
Timing trial is on going
Is this treatment part of a clinical trial?
Yes
How many patients are included in this clinical trial?
4 patients
What are the inclusion criteria for patient selection?
i. Duration on the waiting list? unknown
ii. Life-threatening diseases without alternative therapy? No
iii. Is a protocol available? No
If yes, could you please send a copy?
What is the animal source of the xenotransplantation product?
Pig
Source animals Do you have information about source animals? No
Testing of safety : Do you have information about testing of safety? No
What type of cells/tissues/organs was transplanted?
Cells: Islets of Langerhans
Tissues:
Organs:
Others:
What type of exposure to xenogeneic cells was involved?
Solid-organ xenotransplantation: No
Cellular xenotransplantation: Yes
Tissue xenotransplantation: No
Human cells exposed to xenogeneic Feeder cell: No
Extracorporeal perfusion: No
Encapsulation: Yes
Other bioartificial isolation device:
Others:
Transplant Do you have information about transplant recipients? No
Have results been presented at a scientific congress?
Yes
if yes, where?
International Diabetes Federation in Wellington, New Zealand, on 31 March
Have results been published in a scientific journal?
No
if yes, where?
Is this human clinical trial performed with governmental and/or institutional oversight and supervision?
Yes
if yes, which?
unknown
Was the trial approved by a public health authorities(ministry of health, governmental agency...)?
Yes
if yes, which?
ministry of health of Russia
Was the trial overseen by a public health authorities(ministry of health, governmental agency...)?
Yes
if yes, which?
ministry of health of Russia
Comment

This clinical trial is planned by an Australian company to be carried out in Russia.