Pill Delivers Insulin Microneedle

Pill Delivers Insulin Microneedle
A new pill that attaches to the stomach walls to deliver insulin could offer an attractive alternative to needles.

Created by teams from MIT, Harvard and the insulin producer Novo Nordisk, the capsule contains a microneedle made of freeze-dried insulin, along with a stainless-steel spring held in place by a disk of sugar. The sugar will dissolve in the stomach acid, releasing the spring to push the microneedle into the stomach lining, where the insulin will then dissolve into the bloodstream at a consistent rate.

Pill Delivers Insulin Microneedle

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