An Artificial Pancreas: The $1M Challenge That Just Came To Fruition
In 2004, a millionaire investor challenged the JDRF, formerly known as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund, to develop an artificial pancreas. The organization jumped on it.
The Risky Bet Behind The First ‘Artificial Pancreas’ For Diabetes Patients
Twelve years ago, a dotcom millionaire stood at a patient advocacy group’s board meeting and made an offer. I’ll give you $1 million, he said. But only if you commit to getting an artificial pancreas on the market. (Robbins, 10/3)
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The Philadelphia Inquirer:
Monitoring Diabetes From Near And Afar
Nancy Warren's eyes snapped open at 2 a.m. one recent night. She automatically looked over at her phone, where she could see a continual display of her sister's blood-sugar reading. (Akman, 10/2)