GEELONG is leading the world in producing a drug to tackle a rising diabetes epidemic.
Researchers hope a series of clinical tests will prove their new drug can stabilise the onset of the disease in adults without serious side effects.
Geelong company Verva Pharmaceuticals is starting trials at Geelong Hospital for 80 local residents not already taking medication for the disease.
Barwon Health??t size and diversity and serves as a therapeutic hub for a regional population from which we can recruit trail participants,??? Mr Wacher said.
???Geelong Hospital has good facilities and the investigators and clinical team with whom we work have extensive laboratory and clinical experience with the large pharmaceutical companies.???