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September 23rd, 2007

Institute developing oral insulin

Abstract:
The Thiruvananthapuram-based Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology has successfully demonstrated the possibility of developing an oral insulin preparation in experiments on mice. It is now getting ready to conduct clinical trials with human subjects to establish its efficacy and viability. Institute Director K. Mohandas said the technology was based on nanotechnology. The technology, which recently passed the proof of concept stage in experiments with mice, has been transferred to US Vitamin, a Mumbai-based company, for further development.

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