Diabetes Research Center (DRC)

Diabetes is a serious chronic disease with major health risks and heavy burden on patients and society, despite current treatment. Its most serious form is caused by a massive loss of insulinproducing beta cells in the pancreas. A cure requires restoration of an adequate beta cell mass through beta cell regeneration in the pancreas or through beta cell transplantation. The Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at VUB has an internationally recognized expertise in the biology of beta cells. It uses its scientific and technologic knowledge as platform for developing these two therapeutic strategies towards applications in patients.

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  • Diabetes Treatment and Prevention
  • Cell Therapy
  • Regenerative Medicine
  • Drug Screening and Discovery

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Laarbeeklaan 103 – B-1090 Jette – Belgium

[W] www.betacelltherapy.org
[T] +32 (0)2 477 45 41
[F] +32 (0)2 477 45 45
Head: Daniel PIPELEERS
[E] daniel.pipeleers@vub.ac.be
Secr: Nadine VAN SLYCKE
[E] Nadine.Van.Slycke@vub.ac.be