• Bio-Hackers Invented Open Insulin to Get Around Soaring Drug Prices. But Don't Bet on It Arriving in Pharmacies Soon

    2 monthes ago - By Fortune

    People are dying from rationing their insulin as prices have more than doubled since 2012. For the last few years, California bio-hackers have been working on a crowd-funded, open-source insulin to introduce competition into the almost century-old market. But they face massive regulatory hurdles, according to a perspective published yesterday by Colorado State researchers in Trends in Biotechnology .
    The original patent holders, researchers at the University of Toronto, sold the patent to the university for $1, writing, “When the details of the method of preparation are published anyone...
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