The Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute (PNDRI) is a private non-profit biomedical and clinical research institute in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. originally founded to investigate heart surgery, cancer and endocrine diseases. The current focus of the Institute is pioneering basic and clinical research to prevent diabetes, to arrest its development, to block and reduce its complications, and to treat it more effectively.
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