Dr. Hans Sollinger is considered the most experienced practicing pancreas-transplant surgeon in the world. He started his lab at the UW-Madison in 1993. For decades, he has been in communication with numerous top researchers and scientists searching for a cure for diabetes.

Funding Sources: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Roche Organ Transplantation Research Foundation, American Heart Association.

Societies and Boards: Past president of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the International Society of Organ Sharing; chairman on many industry boards and committees, including the American Society of Transplant Surgeons Ad Hoc Development Committee and the Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation.

Other Professional Accomplishments: Author of nearly 500 manuscripts in peer reviewed journals, five books, and dozens of book chapters on organ transplantation.

Developed the most successful transplant drug in history , the immunosuppressant drug CellCept – $20 billion in revenue.


To achieve stable blood glucose control:

  1. We pack our patented gene construct into a vector (a benign virus)
  2. A clinician injects the vector into a vein
  3. The vector carries the gene to the liver and converts liver cells into effective, glucose responsive, insulin producing cells