Insulin Formulation Developed At Niagara University Could Eliminate Pain From Diabetes Treatment

In Announcements, by , on August 25th, 2016

Every day, millions of Americans with diabetes have to inject themselves with insulin to manage their blood-sugar levels. But less painful alternatives are emerging. Scientists are developing a new way of administering the medicine orally with tiny vesicles that can deliver insulin where it needs to go without a shot.

The faculty members and undergraduate student from Niagara University are now sharing their in vivo testing results.

Mary McCourt, Ph.D., Lawrence Mielnicki, Ph.D., and rising senior Jamie Catalano presented their work yesterday at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society, in Philadelphia. A press conference to explain the results of the NU team was held during the meeting, which features more than 9,000 presentations on a wide range of science topics.