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The IMPACT study: testing a new experimental drug, IMCY-0098, for the treatment of type 1 diabetes

In most people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas loses its ability to make insulin because some cells of the body’s own immune system mistakenly attack and destroy the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin (islet beta-cells). The study drug IMCY-0098 is being developed to stop the body’s own immune system attacking and destroying the insulin-producing cells. When injected, it will induce new immune cells that will specifically destroy the bad immune cells responsible for the damage to the pancreas.

IMCY-0098 has previously been tested on recently diagnosed type 1 diabetes patients in the first clinical study between 2017 and 2019 to collect information on the safety of IMCY-0098. The next step is to test the best dose and the best number of injections that show the drug can give a benefit. Two doses of IMCY-0098 will be tested and they will be compared to a placebo. Safety information will also be collected during the study for all the participants.

For more information, email mwaibel@svi.edu.au

Melanie Mahoney
Melanie Mahoney