Industry Research Partnerships

The Industry Discovery and Development Program (IDDP) aims to promote for-profit interest in JDRF’s mission to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications. JDRF IDDP funding is available to support research programs in companies or for-profit entities worldwide, either publicly or privately held, focused on a priority area within JDRF’s mission. IDDP provides a mechanism and opportunity for JDRF to foster long-term collaborative relationships with industry, taking promising T1D research through discovery and development and toward commercialization.

For more information about applying for an IDDP grant, please contact Olivia Lou, Ph.D., Director of External Scientific Partnerships, at or 212-479-7606.

If you would also like to inquire with the JDRF T1D Fund, an independently managed venture philanthropy fund that makes early-stage commercial investments, please contact Amy Montalto, National Director, at or 617-910-7542.

Current Partnerships

Our current portfolio includes the following industry partnerships:

Therapeutic Pipeline

JDRF funds life-changing T1D research, which is leading the way to better treatments, prevention and, one day, a world without T1D. These are the current portfolio partners:

Industry Partnerships

Company Description Discovery/
Clinical Trials
Artificial Pancreas
AstraZeneca Pramlintide/Insulin Co-Formulation (NCT02500979, NCT01708044)
BD Technologies Insulin Pump Technology
Cam Med Development of a Flexible Petch Pump
Capillary Biomedical Insulin Pump Technology
EOFlow Automated Insulin Delivery Patch
Medtronic Advanced Glucose Sensing
Pacific Diabetes Technologies Accuracy of Glucose Sensing Technologies (NCT03528174)
Tidepool Software Algorithms
Xeris Pharmaceuticals Soluble, Pumpable Glucagon (NCT03424044)
Ypsomed Open-Protocol Insulin Pump
Beta Cell Regeneration
GNF Novartis Diabetes Drug Discovery
Beta Cell Replacement
Beta-02 ßAir Study (NCT02064309)
Defymed Encapsulation Device
Lockheed Martin Graphene Encapsulation
Sernova Corp. Cell Pouch Study (NCT03513939)
ViaCyte Cell Therapy for T1D (NCT02239354, NCT03162926, NCT03163511)
Glucose Control
Biocon Limited Oral Insulin (Tregopil) Study
Gubra Glucose Responsive Insulin
Protomer Technologies Glucose Responsive Insulin
vTv Therapeutics Adjunctive Insulin Therapy (TTP399) (NCT0333537)
Zucara Therapeutics Preventing Hypoglycemia
Immune Therapies
Just Biotherapeutics Development of an Anti-CD2 Therapy
TetraGenetics Targeting Antibodies to Immune Cells
Wave 80 Biosciences Detection of Autoantibodies
Partnership is co-funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

Completed Partnerships

Industry Partnerships

Company Description
Artificial Pancreas
Animas Corporation + Dexcom Development of a semi-closed-loop insulin delivery system utilizing the Animas insulin pump and Dexcom continuous glucose sensor
Arecor Stable ultra-concentrated insulin compositions
BD Diabetes Care Insulin infusion partnership Glucose binding protein based continuous glucose monitor (NCT01469715) Artificial pancreas system with advanced integrated CGM sensor and infusion set
Dose Safety Company Evaluation of FL controller during exercise and high CHO/high fat meals
GluSense Prototype development and pre-clinical evaluation of an innovative cell based, implantable continuous glucose monitor (CGM)
Tandem Dual drug infusion pump for insulin and pramlintide (Symlin®)
Thermalin Ultra-rapid insulin analogs with shortened duration of signaling
Beta Cell Regeneration
Biogen Treatment with an Fn14 agonist as a potential approach to achieve islet cell reconstitution in T1D
TWEAK as a potential pancreatic regeneration factor
California Institute for Biomedical Rese Calibr-JDRF translational academic research partnership
Develogen AG Discovery and development of beta cell regeneration drugs for T1D
GNF Novartis Discovering new biology and translating this knowledge into innovative treatments for T1D
Novel strategies for inducing antigen-specific immune tolerance in T1D
Housey Pharmaceutical Research Laborator Discovery and development of antidiabetic drugs
NGM Biopharmaceuticals Discovery of novel gastrointestinal factors that enhance beta cell growth
Beta cell regeneration biologics discovery
Transition Therapeutics Stimulation of islet cell regeneration in T1D with GLP-1 and gastrin
Beta Cell Replacement
Athersys Genome-wide discovery of pancreatic islet cell differentiation factors using MAPC adult stem cells
ES Cell International Isolation of clinically-compliant human embryonic stem cells
Living Cell Technologies An open-label investigation in New Zealand of the safety and effectiveness of DIABECELL® in patients with T1D (NCT00940173)
Noveome Biotherapeutics Differentiation of amnion-derived cells to clinically viable islets for transplantation
Plureon Corporation Generation of pancreatic beta cells from pluripotent adult stem cells in human adipose tissue
Sanofi + Genzyme Development partnership for T1D therapeutics development
ViaCyte Derivation, characterization and distribution of embryonic stem cell lines
Encapsulated human islet allografts for the treatment of diabetes
Cell therapy for diabetes Stem cell-derived islet cell replacement therapy with immunosuppression for high-risk T1D
Ximerex Islet transplantation into animal models using chimeric donor animals
AGTC Study of anti-neovascular genes for treatment of diabetic retinopathy
Genentech Ranibizumab (Lucentis®) for edema of the macula in diabetes: A phase II study—the READ 2 study (NCT00407381)
Combined approach to treatment using ranibizumab (Lucentis®) and efalizumab for diabetic macular edema study: The CAPTURE study (NCT00676559)
Ranibizumab (Lucentis®) for edema of the macula in diabetes: Protocol 3 with high dose—the READ 3 study (NCT01077401)
iCo Therapeutics iCo-007 as monotherapy or in combination with ranibizumab (Lucentis®) in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (the iDEAL study) (NCT01565148)
KalVista The development of intravitreal plasma kallikrein inhibitors (KDV001) for diabetic macular edema (DME) (NCT02193113)
Sangamo BioSciences A phase II clinical trial of SB-509, a novel VEGF-activator, in patients with diabetic neuropathy (NCT00406458, NCT01079325)
Glucose Control
Amylin Pharmaceuticals Combined metreleptin and insulin therapy for T1D (NCT01268644)
Lexicon Pharmaceuticals LX4211 (sotagliflozin) in T1D with high unmet need (NCT02383940)
SmartCells Proof-of-concept for an injectable, glucose-regulated insulin for T1D (NCT02269735)
Immune Therapies
Avidex Monoclonal T cell receptor therapeutics in the treatment of T1D
Axxam Identification of Kv1.3 blockers for the treatment of T1D
Discovery research of innovative immunosuppressant for prevention of T1D
Bayhill Therapeutics Phase I clinical trial of BHT-3021, an antigen-specific immunotherapeutic DNA vaccine for T1D (NCT00453375)
EpiVax T1D tolerance induction with natural regulatory T cell epitopes
Immunocore A novel monoclonal T cell receptor therapeutic targeted towards a proprietary antigen associated with T1D
MacroGenics A phase II/III, randomized, double-blind study to evaluate efficacy and safety of teplizumab (MGA031), an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, in children and adults with recent-onset T1D (NCT00385697)
REGiMMUNE Antigen-specific therapeutic RGI-3100 for T1D
Selecta Biosciences Diabetes antigen specific tolerance induction by targeted nanoparticles
Tolerx Human clinical trials of TRX4 (otelixizumab), an anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody, in patients with T1D (NCT00451321, NCT00678886)
CoMentis Proof-of-concept testing of GTS-21, a selective ±7-nAChR agonist, to prevent or delay the onset of T1D
Proof-of-concept testing of mecamylamine (ATG-003) as topical anti-angiogenic therapy in patients with diabetic macular edema (NCT00536692)
DiabetOmics Point-of-care assays for detection of islet autoantibodies (Insudex)
Osiris Therapeutics Prochymal for the treatment of patients with new onset T1D

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