Macromolecules in a pill? Tortoise-inspired capsule offers hope in an early test delivering insulin into stomach wall
For many diabetics, needles that deliver their insulin are as crucial as taps that run the water they drink. But a team led by MIT and scientists from Novo Nordisk — the world’s biggest insulin maker — are looking to change that. Reported in Science, the team has created a blueberry-sized oral capsule that delivers an insulin shot inside the stomach once swallowed in rats and swine, and are looking to take the work into humans in three years.
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