A professor from De Montfort University in England has developed artificial pancreas that could undergo human trials within the next two years.
If successful, the pancreas, developed by Professor Joan Taylor, will put an end to the need of daily injections of insulin for diabetic patients. Professor Taylor revealed that a device will be implanted inside the body that will be able to release a precise amount of insulin every day with the insulin levels topped up every two weeks.
AdvertisementHuman trials for the pancreas will be conducted in 2016 with the first devices being implanted in the NHS over the next 10 years.
"The device will not only remove the need to manually inject insulin, but will also ensure that perfect doses are administrated each and every time. By controlling blood glucose so effectively, we should be able to help reduce related health problems. We are extremely close to embarking on clinical trials. Diabetes is costing society more than Ģ1million an hour in treatment, and much of that is spent on treating complications", Professor Taylor said.