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Swine Expert Joins Spring Point Project

The Board of Directors of Spring Point Project, a non-profit organisation created to provide an unlimited source of pig islet (insulin-producing cells of the pancreas) cells to accelerate the availability and affordability of islet transplantation, has attracted yet another expert to support its mission toward finding the cure to diabetes.

Scott A. Dee, a Professor of Veterinary Population Medicine in the College of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Minnesota, is the newest member to join the organisation's board.

Dee is a well-recognised authority in swine infectious diseases. He has numerous awards in the field and more than 100 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. In addition to his ties to the University, Dee functions as a swine consultant in more than 30 US states and 20 countries. He is also past President of the American Association of Swine Practitioners.

"We are now pleased to have him contribute his expertise on the board," says Tom Cartier, president and chairman of the Spring Point Project board. "Given his knowledgeable background in swine infectious diseases and experience in disease transmission, Scott brings important skills and personal passion to Spring Point Project."

Spring Point Project is a non-profit organisation with the mission to provide an unlimited source of pig islet cells to accelerate the availability and affordability of islet transplantation to cure diabetes.

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