City of Hope research funded by private donors + Iacocca based on Dr Faustman's approach. If you read Dr Faustman's patent who describes her approach to treat diabetes type 1 she mentionned several potentials second compounds and third compounds potentially in some very advanced diabetes t1 or a way to speed up reversal speed. City of hope try to replicate Dr Faustman's approach through another first compound anti-cd3 + healthy donor t-cells + stimulator agent of regeneration like gastrin/egf Dr Faustman described possibility to use healthy donor cells with bcg or other compounds listed in her patent like anti-cd3 but BCG has the best safety profile and patent expired you could ever use . So it's probably the main reasons why she prefers to use BCG.. It's really bright to have selected bcg from Dr Faustman. You cannot find a donor easily in every case .. So it's the reason Dr Faustman wants to develop in future trial a potential a second compound to combine with bcg for those who could not find an healthy donor... In theory(past animal studies with natural occuring auto-immune diabetes+some human studies) if you combine BCG + healthy donor cells you could induce a permanent reversal of diabetes t1. You may need some beta-cells regeneration stimulator agent to speed-up reversal in some cases. These three compounds approach combined like Dr Faustman described in her patent is the ultimate reversal regimen to reverse diabetes t1 very fast and permanently. You could read more details about this research at : http://www.cityofhope.org/about/pub...-type-1-diabetes-with-two-part-treatment.aspx Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUKKSKHqKo8&feature=player_embedded City of Hope research funded by private donors + Iacocca based on Dr Faustman's approach summary image of city of hope research based on Dr Faustman's approach: If you read Dr Faustman's patent , everything in this image should not be new for you.