Questionnaire for data collection
Person in charge of human xenotransplantation practice.
Title : Professor.
First Name: Robert Bartlett
Last name : Elliott
Address : PO Box 23566 Hunters Corner
Zip : 2155
State : Manukau, Auckland
Country : New Zealand
Institution : Living Cell Technologies
Telephone : +61 3 9813 5501
Email :
What is the source of your information about human xenotransplantation practices?
What is the therapeutic purpose of this xenotransplantation treatment?
Where and when is this human xenotransplantation practice taking place?
Country New zealand
Timing Not available
Is this treatment part of a clinical trial?
How many patients are included in this clinical trial?
14 patient
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?
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
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:
Transplant Do you have information about transplant recipients? Yes
How are the transplant recipients being monitored for infections? blood plasma and peripheral blood marrow cells
Which microbial agents have been tested in transplant recipients? PERV
Has this microbiological testing been done by a registered laboratory?
if yes, which?
if not, by whom?
What testing methods were used?
What samples are taken and how often?
For how long will they continue to be taken?
For how long will they be stored?
How often is the patient seen for follow-up?
How long are the patients followed? 9 years
Location of the clinical follow-up examination:
In the same clinic?
if yes, which?
if not, where?
Have results been presented at a scientific congress?
if yes, where?
10th Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplantation Association in Geneva 2005. Elliot RB et al. Long term survival of alginate encapsulated piglet islets in a patient with type 1 diabetes (abstract OP-056)
Have results been published in a scientific journal?
if yes, where?
Elliott RB et al. No evidence of infection with porcine andogenous retrovirus in recipients of encapsulated porcineislet xenografts. Cell Transplant 2000;9:895-901
Is this human clinical trial performed with governmental and/or institutional oversight and supervision?
if yes, which?

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