Washington: Two Indian American researchers in the US are developing an artificial pancreas to deliver insulin automatically and with an individualized precision never before possible.
The "Closed Loop System" of pancreas under development includes a blood sugar monitor, an automatic insulin pump, a set of activity monitors that attach to the body and a central processing unit.Clinical trials of the artificial pancreases are likely to begin in November with a handful of inpatient volunteers. Kudva and other Mayo researchers are collaborating on the artificial pancreas and developing an algorithm that will afford patients the peace of mind to eliminate their daily routine of diabetes maintenance.IANS
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