Cookies

Like most websites The Translational Scientist uses cookies. In order to deliver a personalized, responsive service and to improve the site, we remember and store information about how you use it. Learn more.
Tools & Techniques Drug delivery, Metabolism & Diabetes

Next Steps for the Self-Righting Insulin Pill

For type 1 diabetes patients, multiple daily injections are an unpleasant reality. But discomfort is not the only problem. “Such medication often needs to be refrigerated. Not only that, there is also a stigma associated with injections – and you create a lot of bio-waste,” says MIT’s Alex Abramson. “There is a huge preference for oral delivery of biologics.” Unfortunately, poor absorption and rapid degradation in the gastro-intestinal tract have made efficient oral delivery of insulin (and other biologics) challenging to say the least.

Read the full article now

Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Translational Scientist’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!

Login

Or register now - it’s free and always will be!

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
Register

Or Login via Social Media

By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.

About the Author

Jonathan James

As an assistant editor for The Translational Scientist, I can combine two of my passions; translational science research and science communication. Having thrown myself into various editing and other science communication gigs whilst at University I came to realise the importance of good quality content that delivers in an exciting and engaging way.

Register to The Translational Scientist

Register to access our FREE online portfolio, request the magazine in print and manage your preferences.

You will benefit from:

  • Unlimited access to ALL articles
  • News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts

Register