A team of researchers from MIT developed an ingestible, blueberry-sized capsule that can deliver insulin orally. In animal models, the capsule lowered blood sugar levels and performed comparably with the traditional route of insulin delivery – injections.
The capsule features a small needle made of freeze-dried, compressed insulin. The needle is attached to a compressed spring, which is held in place by a sugar disk. Once the capsule reaches the stomach, the sugar disk dissolves and the needle injects into the stomach wall.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
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