Region: Southern Ontario
FedDev Investment: $20,000,000
Program: Southern Ontario Development Program
Outcome: Clinical trial on artificial pancreas, Establishment of clinical trial network
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the global leader in setting the agenda for type 1 diabetes research worldwide, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate for type 1 diabetes research. JDRF's mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Faced with the continued urgent need to find a cure, JDRF engaged FedDev for support. FedDev's assistance is helping JDRF further develop an artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes and simultaneously establish a Clinical Trial Network in Southern Ontario.
This partnership is accelerating the development of the Artificial Pancreas Project — a system that will revolutionize diabetes care and will greatly improve the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes. JDRF operates through a convergence of technologies — glucose monitors and insulin pumps — that will provide the right amount of insulin at the right time to achieve glucose control.
FedDev funding is catalyzing the launch of a Clinical Trial Network and the Artificial Pancreas Project while expanding cutting-edge diabetes research. The ultimate goal is to accelerate research towards a cure, prevention and to improve the quality of life for individuals living with type 1 diabetes.