Scientists at three American universities have developed a miniature “smart” patch (patch) for injecting insulin, which is able to control and regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes, while delivering the necessary dose of insulin.
The patch was developed by a group of researchers and bioengineers from the University of California, the University of North Carolina School of medicine, and the Massachusetts Institute of technology. It does not exceed the size of a regular coin, is intended for one-time use, and is cheap to produce.
Testing of this device has been successfully performed on mice and pigs and the developers have now applied for approval from the industry regulator (FDA) to conduct clinical trials in humans.
Information about the study was published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering.