New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Diabetics might one day ingest medication orally following the development of a drug capsule that carries insulin or other protein drugs safely into the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract. The advance by MIT engineers in collaboration with scientists from Novo Nordisk overcomes the limitations of protein-based drugs that would normally break down in the […] The post Drug capsule could take sting out of insulin ingestion appeared first on The Engineer.

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

Many drugs, especially those made of proteins, cannot be taken orally because they are broken down in the gastrointestinal tract before they can take effect. One example is insulin, which patients ...

Mon 7 Oct 19 from Medical Xpress

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Drug capsule could take sting out of insulin ingestion

Diabetics might one day ingest medication orally following the development of a drug capsule that carries insulin or other protein drugs safely into the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal ...

Tue 8 Oct 19 from The Engineer

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