Monthly Archives: September 2018


Support student research to produce insulin for all

By |2019-02-06T19:36:52+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Support student research to produce insulin for all We are running a  fundraising campaign to support graduate student research to develop a small-scale manufacturing process to produce insulin for all.   Need to produce insulin for all Since its discovery in 1921, insulin has revolutionized the quality and quantity of life for persons with diabetes. [...]

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?

By |2019-04-03T23:35:10+00:00September 15th, 2018|

After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that? Miniature biomanufacturing kits like this prototype could revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. Amino Labs, CC BY-ND Jenna E. Gallegos, Colorado State University and Jean Peccoud, Colorado State University Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he [...]

Toward biohacked medicines: the Open Insulin case

By |2019-04-17T21:39:25+00:00September 13th, 2018|

Today we published two papers discussing the development of biohacked medicines spearheaded by the DIYBio movement. This revolution could dramatically change the way patients access life-saving drugs. In an opinion entitled "The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for Biohacked Medicines", in collaboration with Warren Kaplan (Boston University), we make the argument that emerging innovation ecosystems challenge [...]