Tomsk innovator offers high tech emulation of healthy person?s pancreas

Tomsk innovator offers high tech emulation of healthy person?s pancreasSmart Innovations, a new resident of the Tomsk special economic zone, is developing a next gen insulin pump that could emulate pancreatic secretion of a healthy person.

Smart Innovations, a new resident of the Tomsk special economic zone (SEZ) in Siberia, is developing a next gen insulin pump that could emulate pancreatic secretion of a healthy person, Rusnanonet.ru reports. The project reportedly aims to enable the emulation of insulin generation by creating a closed self-contained system operating on a feedback basis. Blood sugar content will be monitored noninvasively, tapping into Raman scattering technology. The dynamics of sugar concentration will then computed, followed by the automatic estimation of an insulin amount required to prevent sugar content from increasing. The data will then be fed into a microcontroller that either boosts or keeps in check the rate of transdermal insulin delivery into blood. The new pump has been designed in such a way as to keep sugar content close to a norm, allowing no sharp drops. Insulin pumps and glucometers currently available in the market all have one substantial shortcoming, the Siberian developer believes. To draw blood for testing and for the feeding of insulin one has to puncture skin several times a day...