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Reverse Vaccine Strikes Blow Against Type I Diabetes

By Catherine Shaffer
Staff Writer

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tolerion Inc. reported Phase II results showing promising disease-modifying activity of its lead product TOL-3021 against Type I diabetes.

The product preserved pancreatic beta-cell function while reducing T-cell activity in patients with the disease, as published in Science Translational Medicine.

The product is a "reverse" vaccine designed to selectively suppress specific elements of the immune system that are inappropriately activated in Type I diabetes.

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