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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. It eventually obtained permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in people with type 1 diabetes ages six and older after years of testing.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,” said Dr.

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