LCT In The News

25 January 2022

"Why pigs on this remote Auckland island may be the key to treating Parkinson’s disease" - The Sentiment

"Of all the places in the world where you thought a cure for Parkinson’s disease might be found, the remote sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands might not have been your first choice but that’s exactly where biotech company Living Cell Technologies (ASX: LCT) will obtain tissue for their clinical trials," reports The Sentiment.

20 January 2022

Australian - "Pigs and us"

The transplantation of a pig heart to a heart disease sufferer in the United States was a groundbreaking event, LCT's Professor Bernie Tuch told the Australian. The use of pig cells for the treatment of chronic disease could extend to disease...

12 January 2022

Why putting animal organs inside people could be the future of medicine

Surgeon Christiaan Barnard performed the world’s first successful human heart transplant in 1967. Now doctors have performed the first successful transplantation of a pig’s heart into a human. Experts suggest genetically modified pigs could even produce blood suitable for human transfusion, or dopamine for Parkinson’s sufferers. 

31 August 2021

Parkinson’s disease market sales to reach $11.5 billion in 2029

The Parkinson’s disease (PD) market is expected to almost triple in sales in the seven major markets (7MM) – US, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, UK and Japan – by 2029, rising from $4 billion in 2021 at a 12.6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), GlobalData has reported. The company noted that this growth is largely driven by the lau...

14 July 2020

Sir Richard Faull on RNZ National

On Saturday Morning on RNZ National, LCT Scientific Advisor Sir Richard Faull and businessman Bernie Crosby talk to Kim Hill about the work of the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research and finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.

2 June 2020

Bob Elliott knighted

Dr Robert Elliott has been knighted in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours for his contributions to medical research. 

A doctor who improved the lives of thousands of people through his research, Dr Robert Elliott, 86, made a medical breakthrough in the 1970s that extended the lifespan of people with cystic fibrosis by decades.