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It’s been 20 years since Boston University biomedical engineering professor Dr. Ed Damiano created the iLet Bionic Pancreas, a wearable, automated, and portable insulin administration system, in his lab. After years of trials, it finally received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use by individuals ages six and up with type 1 diabetes.The iLet Bionic Pancreas from Beta Bionics is hailed as the “first and only automated insulin-delivery system that determines 100 percent of all insulin doses.” “Today’s action will provide the type 1 diabetes community with additional options and flexibilities for diabetes management and may help to broaden the reach of AID [automated insulin dosing] technology.

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