Tag Archive for Pediatrics

A Pill to Replace Needles: Interview with Mir Imran, Chairman and CEO of Rani Therapeutics

Operating within InCube Labs, a multi-disciplinary life sciences R&D lab based in Silicon Valley, Rani Therapeutics is developing a novel approach for the oral delivery of large-molecule drugs such as basal insulin, which is currently delivered via injections. By replacing painful injections with a painless, easy-to-take pill, the technology ha (Read more...)

Medtronic’s MiniMed 670G Hybrid Closed Loop Insulin Delivery System Now Available in U.S.

Medtronic, having received FDA approval last year, is now introducing its MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin delivery system to the U.S. market. The first such system to become available, the MiniMed 670G utilizes Medtronic’s SmartGuard HCL algorithm to deduce when and how much insulin to deliver, yet allowing the patients themselves to (Read more...)

Sympfiny System for Dispensing Multiparticulate Medications

Multiparticulate medications can consist of beads, mini-tablets and microspheres encased in a coating that hides their flavor and prevents them from being dissolved before they reach the stomach. Benefits include the ability to make these medications have just about any flavor, to make them release the drug at a pre-programmed rate, and even r (Read more...)

Smartphone Controlled Cells Produce Insulin in Diabetic Mice

Scientists in China and Switzerland have developed hydrogel implants containing red light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and engineered cells that produce and release insulin in response to the far-red light emitted by the LEDs. The LEDs can be controlled wirelessly using a smartphone app, meaning that the scientists could control insulin levels in diabeti (Read more...)