KPBS San Diego, Peggy Pico, May 31, 2011: Think of the new device as a tea bag of sorts. Only this small bag is filled with cells derived from embryonic stem cells, that turn into pancreatic cells after they’re implanted under the skin. Certain types of pancreatic cells produce insulin–a hormone needed to regulate blood sugar. The implant is made by a San Diego based company ViaCyte Inc. The company’s president John West explained how the implant works. Read entire article »