Diabetes Center Facts

  • UCSF is home to the Immune Tolerance Network (ITN), the international consortium of researchers working together to establish new treatments for diseases of the immune system including type 1 diabetes.
  • Our classified cleanrooms for the human islet production core and cell therapy product core is one of the few FDA registered “Good Manufacturing Process” facilities in the US. The facility adheres to a robust quality program that supports current IND applications for human islets and expanded Tregs. For more information regarding the UCSF HICTF and GMP Facility Quality Program or QA Plan necessary for human clinical product manufacturing, please see the following link.
  • Three scientists in the Diabetes Center are members of the National Academy of Sciences, one of America's highest scientific honors reserved only for the most accomplished researchers.
  • The Diabetes Teaching Center, founded in 1978, is one of the country's oldest diabetes education programs, and remains among the most innovative.