For behind the scenes pictures, stories and special contests, follow us on Facebook!
Subscribe:

Debiotech Insulin Nanopump

Debiotech Insulin Nanopump (Image courtesy Medgadget)
By Andrew Liszewski

This is promising news for anyone with diabetes who has to deal with daily insulin shots. Swiss-based Debiotech is teaming up with the French/Italian company STMicroelectronics to bring this ridiculously small insulin pump to the market.

The nanopump relies on microfluidic micro-electro-mechanical system (or MEMS) technology and can be mounted on a disposable skin patch to provide a continuous insulin infusion throughout the day. This insulin pump therapy also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (or CSII) injects the insulin into the tissue directly under the skin where it is then distributed throughout the body. Besides the lack of needles the other advantage to this continuous delivery of insulin is that it better mimics the pancreas’ natural secretion.

In comparison the insulin pumps used today are about the size of a pager and need to be carefully held in place which makes them difficult to hide. The new pumps will be about a quarter of that size and completely self-contained in an almost invisible patch.

[ Debiotech Insulin Nanopump ] VIA [ Medgadget ]








  • http://www.online-pharmacy-adviser.com/avandamet-rosiglitazone-metformin.html buy avandamet

    Avandamet This is a great drug for anybody that has gastrointestinal issues when taking metformin. It is a mix of metformin and avandia. For some reason the avandia lessens those side effects. For me the side effects disappeared completely. For my wife the side effects were only lessened.