VITA 34 International AG: Diabetes Research Institute received IND approval for a clinical study in newly manifested Type 1 Diabetes children using autologous ‘Nabelschnurblut VITA34’

VITA 34 International AG / Regulatory Approval/Alliance

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Leipzig, August 11, 2008 - VITA 34 International AG (ISIN DE000A0BL849),
the parent company of the leading private umbilical cord blood bank in the
German-speaking countries VITA 34, received IND approval of its autologous
Cord Blood for a clinical study in children with Type 1 Diabetes. The study
will be performed by the Diabetes Research Institute of the Klinik und
Poliklinik für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin of the Technical University
Munich. A corresponding approval was granted by The Paul-Ehrlich-Institute,
a high federal agency in Germany. The aim of the study is to investigate
the safety and potential benefit of transfusing autologous Cord Blood in
children who have newly manifested Type 1 Diabetes. The study is designed
to last 24 months and will be controlled by a reference group. The risk of
Type 1 Diabetes in Germany is about 1 in 600 by the age of fourteen. A
similar pilot study in the USA shows promising results with regard to the
disturbed immune balance, insulin requirements, and the quality of
metabolic control.

Press / Investor Relation: 
Axel Mühlhaus / Dr. Sönke Knop 
edicto GmbH 
Zeißelstraße 19 
D-60318 Frankfurt 
Phone: +49 (069) 90550550 
Fax  : +49 (069) 90550577 

11.08.2008  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       VITA 34 International AG
              Deutscher Platz 5a
              04103 Leipzig
Phone:        +49(0341)48792-40
Fax:          +49(0341)48792-39
ISIN:         DE000A0BL849
WKN:          A0BL84
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
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