Schulze Diabetes Institute

Community partners


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Finding a cure for a complicated disease like type 1 diabetes is a monumental task that takes a collaborative effort. The Schulze Diabetes Institute is fortunate enough to enjoy strong partnerships with a number of organizations, all working together to make life better for individuals with this disease.

Spring Point Project

To expedite the widespread availability of islet cells for transplantation, our researchers require a high-quality, reliable source of disease-free pig islet cells. Enter Spring Point Project, a nonprofit organization that raises medical-quality pigs at a secure, sterile facility for the work being done at Schulze Diabetes Institute.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

The JDRF is the worldwide leader in funding research to cure type 1 diabetes.  It provides funding to the Schulze Diabetes Institute to help advance the development of alternative islet sources and further our joint mission to achieve the best cure possible.

Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation

The mission of the DRWF is to help find a cure for diabetes and, in the meantime, to provide the care needed to combat the debilitating complications of this disease.  The organization awards research and education grants, and has supported the work of the Schulze Diabetes Institute.  In November, 2010 the DRWF sponsored the Diabetes Transplant Summit, featuring key scientists from the University of Minnesota as keynote speakers.

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