Emeritus Professor Bob Elliott
Professor Bob Elliott (1934 – 2020) was the Medical Director of Living Cell Technologies, which develops cell-based products to treat life threatening human diseases.
He was a world leader in the treatment of diabetes and auto-immune related research. In particular, he pioneered the live saving breakthrough transplantation of insulin-producing pig cells into humans to treat type-1 diabetes.
His method for testing for Cystic Fibrosis in infants has been internationally adopted and in 1999, he was awarded a Companion of the New Zealand order of Merit.