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Building a bionic pancreas to improve the lives of people with type 1 diabetes

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Father Devises A 'Bionic Pancreas' To Help Son With Diabetes
May 16, 2016
An alarm sounds on Ed Damiano's night stand in the middle of the night. He jumps out of bed and rushes into his son's room next door. His son, David, has Type 1 diabetes. The 15-year-old sleeps hooked up to a monitor that sounds an alarm when his blood sugar gets too low.
Beta Bionics: New Parent Company of iLET Bionic Pancreas
April 12, 2016
Say hello to Beta Bionics, the new parent company that plans to commercialize the exciting iLet Bionic Pancreas system that administers both insulin and glucagon and was famously developed by researcher and diabetes dad Dr. Ed Damiano at Boston University.
The Bionic Pancreas Is Getting Closer to Reality
April 1, 2016
The race is on for what may be the biggest innovation in decades for Type 1 diabetes management- the bionic pancreas -and on Friday, one of the lead researchers in the field announced at the Endocrine Society's annual meeting that he's launched a company to bring that invention to market.
Introducing Beta Bionics: Bringing the iLet Bionic Pancreas to Market
April 1, 2016
By Adam Brown, Alexander Wolf, and Kelly Close Breaking news today from Boston, where Dr. Ed Damiano of the Bionic Pancreas team disclosed the launch of "Beta Bionics" - a new "public benefit corporation" to commercialize the team's fully integrated iLet Bionic Pancreas device to automate delivery of insulin and glucagon.
ENDO 2016 Preview: Bringing the Bionic Pancreas to the Presidential Plenary - Endocrine News
February 12, 2016
After years of research and trials, could the bionic pancreas finally be ready to hit the market? Diabetes is a perennial area of research in endocrinology, but scientists are now on the precipice of a new era of treatment options. To introduce some of the most revolutionary advances, the Presidential Plenary at ENDO 2016 in...
Bionic pancreas improves glycemic control in children
February 5, 2016
Children with type 1 diabetes assigned to a bihormonal bionic pancreas system for 5 days while attending a diabetes camp saw reduced plasma glucose concentrations, fewer hypoglycemic episodes and lower frequency of carbohydrate interventions than children assigned insulin pump therapy, according to research in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.
Beta Bionics, Inc. Artificial Pancreas: Public Benefit Corporation Seeks Regulatory Approval for iLet Bionic Pancreas | BU Today | Boston University
October 5, 2015
Benefit corporation founded by parents of children with the disease Ed Damiano, the father of a 16-year-old boy with type 1 diabetes, has been racing for nearly 13 years to develop an artificial, or bionic, pancreas that could transform the lives of millions of people who have the same disease as his son, freeing them from the round-the-clock burden of managing a potentially life-threatening disorder themselves.
Bionic Pancreas: A Father's Mission to Fight Type 1 Diabetes
September 17, 2014
More than 29 million Americans have diabetes - it is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S. In most cases, poor diet and lack of exercise are contributing factors to Type 2 diabetes, in which the pancreas doesn't use the hormone insulin properly.
Amesbury brothers try out bionic pancreas
September 14, 2014
NEWBURYPORT, Mass. (AP) - Like all parents, Constance Clarizia wants a short respite and sweet dreams at the end of the day. But for the past 14 years, nighttimes have not been sweet. With two sons who have Type 1, insulin-dependent diabetes, nighttimes have meant monitoring of blood sugar levels even while her children are sleeping.
Bionic pancreas: A new dawn for diabetics? - BBC News
August 31, 2014
Those with type 1 diabetes often say having the condition is like having a second job such is the stress of monitoring their blood sugar levels and administering doses of insulin. Now a group of researchers in the US say they have developed the first bionic pancreas that works in the real world enabling patients to lead a near normal life.
Artificial Pancreas Shows Promise in Diabetes Test
June 15, 2014
A portable artificial pancreas built with a modified iPhone successfully regulated blood sugar levels in a trial with people who have Type 1 diabetes, researchers reported Sunday. Type 1 diabetes, which usually starts in childhood or young adulthood, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin, the hormone that lowers blood sugar levels.
This Scientist Is Creating The Perfect Pancreas To Treat His Son's Diabetes
April 30, 2014
David Damiano would have died before his first birthday if it weren't for modern medicine. David received a diagnosis of type 1 diabetes at 11 months old. His pancreas stopped producing insulin, the hormone that regulates how much sugar is in our blood.
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