Researchers have developed a drug capsule that could be used to deliver oral doses of insulin, potentially replacing injections for patients with type-2 diabetes.
About the size of a blueberry, the capsule contains a single and small needle made of compressed insulin, which is injected after the capsule reaches the stomach.
The capsule could deliver enough insulin to lower blood sugar to levels comparable to those produced by injections given through skin. They also demonstrated that the device can be adapted to deliver other protein drugs.
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