Life Sciences Firm Working on Diabetes Cure
August 31, 2010
An Indiana company believes it is developing a potential cure for Type I diabetes. Ikotech, currently located at the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana, utilizes technology used in the diagnostics of other diseases to turn pancreatic donations into viable tissues for patients. President David Kennedy talks to Inside INdiana Business Host Gerry Dick about the company.
Ikotech is a spinoff of Greenville-based Techshot Inc. and relocated from Ohio to Indiana to partner with Purdue University and its life sciences researchers.
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