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Wednesday 29th November 2023 / 16 Jamadilawal 1445

Pakistani doctors create country’s first insulin patches for diabetic patients

(Medical News Today)

(Medical News Today)

A team of doctors, engineers, and data scientists from Peshawar has developed a painless insulin delivery device using transdermal patches.

A team led by Dr. Talha Durrani from Khyber Teaching Hospital (KTH), created the country’s first insulin patches for diabetic patients.  According to details, the prototype of the device has passed initial bench testing and is undergoing further pilot laboratory tests. 

While the device is still in the testing phase, it has already gained interest from a few international investors. As per a recent independent survey, diabetes is highly prevalent in Pakistan, with every 1 out of 5 suffering from the disease.  


The team behind the innovation consists of Prof. Dennis Douroumis from England and Dr. Anam Abid, a Mechatronics Engineer who looked into more child-friendly and in-expensive solutions while Dr. Mian Ayaz ul Haq, a UK-based Consultant Neurologist, worked as a mentor with the team to provide oversight and guidance throughout the project. 

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