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    Nanotechnology – Smart Insulin Patch

    On January 23, 2020, I attended a seminar for Nanotechnology and Materials-based Immunotherapeutic Approaches to Diabetes and Cancer (whoa! Say that 10x fast!). I want to share what was discussed, as it is PROGRESS!   Researchers are working with bioresponsive drug delivery systems. They’ve completed animal trials with favorable outcomes.   In the works (diabetes related): Smart glucagon patches to respond to hypoglycemia Smart synthetic/artificial beta cell patches Smart insulin patches The Smart Insulin Patch has done well! The presenter, Dr. Zhen Gu, Ph.D. Professor of Bioengineering UCLA said “It is making big progress now.” He also mentioned that they are working on loading more insulin into the patch. Dr.…