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Using Light to Control Drug Release. Work from the Friedman Lab at the UMKC School of Pharmacy Aim: Eliminate most insulin injections, improve blood sugar control. • Drug (Insulin) linked to polymer with light cleavable linker.

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Using light to control drug release

Using Light to Control Drug Release

Work from the Friedman Lab at the UMKC School of Pharmacy

Aim: Eliminate most insulin injections, improve blood sugar control.

• Drug (Insulin) linked to polymer with light cleavable linker.

• Material injected under the skin, irradiated in response to blood sugar cues.

www.friedmanlaboratory.org


Using light to control drug release

A Light Activated Insulin Depot

Described as “Truly Innovative” and “A Paradigm Shift” by reviewer.

Featured on frontispiece of AngewandteChemie (~14 impact factor).

Reported by AP in multiple sites. Covered by KSHB NBC affiliate.

Worldwide Insulin market over lifetime of patent: ~ $0.5 trillion

www.friedmanlaboratory.org


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