PharmaCyte Biotech's Cell Encapsulation Technology at the Forefront of Future Diabetes Treatments

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Recognizes Cell Encapsulation as a Viable Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes

20 Oct, 2015, 09:15 ET from Goldman Small Cap Research

BALTIMORE, Maryland, October 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm specializing in the small cap and microcap sectors, announced today that it has published a new sponsored research article on PharmaCyte Biotech, Inc. (OTCQB - PMCB), a publicly traded, clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing and preparing treatments for cancer and diabetes. To view the sponsored research article, along with disclosures and disclaimers, or to download it and previous articles in their entirety, please visit http://www.GoldmanResearch.com.  

In the article, analyst Rob Goldman notes that the use of encapsulation techniques to treat Type 1 diabetes (T1D) has become a viable and high profile approach in recent months, with the support and funding of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Interestingly, the approach designed and championed by PharmaCyte Biotech has a number of advantages over the techniques used in current, early stage human clinical trials funded in part by the JDRF.  

According to Goldman, "With over $200 million in assets, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading research organization focused on T1D research. The JDRF is helping fund what are deemed as two promising clinical trials using varied encapsulation techniques involving the implantation of cells encapsulated in a material known as alginate, a derivative of seaweed."

Goldman also noted, "The potential stumbling block with these trials is that according to most studies, over time the body's immune system attacks the alginate, impairing the ability of the cells encapsulated inside the alginate to achieve their objective. Conversely, PharmaCyte Biotech uses a cellulose-based encapsulation technology, Cell-in-a-Box[®],, which uses a bio-inert, non-toxic, biocompatible material to make pin-head sized capsules that protect the encapsulated cells from attack by the body's defense mechanisms. At the same time, the capsules provide a microenvironment that enables encapsulated cells to survive for long periods of time, which is a major advantage over other encapsulation technologies, such as those using alginate."

"As a result, PharmaCyte Biotech's Cell-in-a-Box®-based treatment system approach could not only emerge as the superior encapsulation technique used to treat T1D, but it could attract the attention of the JDRF and other major diabetes research sponsors, " commented Goldman.

Goldman also stated, "The Company has the exclusive worldwide rights to use Melligen cells to treat diabetes. Melligen cells are genetically engineered from human liver cells and have been shown to secrete insulin in response to the concentrations of glucose (blood sugar) in their environment. A recent article published in scientific journal Molecular Therapy noted that when Melligen cells were transplanted into diabetic mice whose immune systems were essentially not functioning, the blood glucose levels of the mice became normal. This observation illustrates that Melligen cells can reverse the diabetic condition.  Therefore, the Melligen cell line, when combined with Cell-in-a-Box® encapsulation, could ultimately become a treatment that has clear advantages over current therapies used for Type 1 diabetes, and could potentially replace them."

"With the high-profile shift toward the utilization of encapsulation techniques to treat T1D in research studies taking center stage, and with PharmaCyte Biotech's own encapsulation system/Melligen preclinical studies in the offing, the value of the Company's technology to treat this far-reaching disease is primed to receive a boost," according to Goldman.

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About PharmaCyte Biotech.: PharmaCyte Biotech Inc. (OTCQB - PMCB) is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on developing and preparing to commercialize treatments for cancer and diabetes based upon a proprietary cellulose-based live cell encapsulation technology known as Cell-in-a-Box®. This unique and patented technology will be used as a platform upon which treatments for several types of cancer, including advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer, and diabetes are being built. More information on PMCB can be found at http://www.PharmaCyteBiotech.com.

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