An MIT-led research team has developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin. Credit: Felice Frankel
No more insulin injections? That’s cool - interesting science news

Researchers from the MIT have developed a drug capsule which was deliver insulin orally which could potentially replace insulin injections in patients with type 2 diabetes which they need everyday.

A few years back another drug capsule was developed which was coated with several tiny needles, which could inject the drug in the stomach lining or small intestine. However, the new capsule has just 1 needle thereby avoiding the injection in the stomach, which used to break down the insulin by the stomach acid.

The researchers have also developed a technology to control the rate at which the insulin can be released so that it can be optimized for each patient.

Read the full story: MIT
Scientific publication: Science

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