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Table 1 Persons, qualifications and time needed to induce the two diabetes models in the Goettingen minipig and care for the diabetic animals prior to grafting the isolated islets of Langerhans.

From: Goettingen Minipigs (GMP): Comparison of Two Different Models for Inducing Diabetes

Type of
work
Number of persons
and qualification
Work time
diabetes induction with STZ 1 scientist or surgeon
1 animal caretaker
3 hours
diabetes induction with PE 2 surgeons
1 medical assistant
2 anaesthesiologists
6 hours
management of the
STZ diabetes
1 animal caretaker 2 × 30 minutes/day
management of the PE diabetes (early phase) 1 surgeon Up to 4 hours/day
management of the PE diabetes (late phase) 1 animal caretaker 2 × 30 minutes/day
  1. Abbreviations: STZ: streptozotocin; PE: pancreas explantation in the animal operation theatre (surgical removal of the organ).