The Artificial Pancreas: A Race To The Finish
The first fully functional artificial pancreas for patients with diabetes could be ready for regulatory submission in the next few years. Medtronic has achieved notable success in this area to date, but positive clinical studies have put J&J in a good position as well, and the medical community is watching closely as the major developments in this groundbreaking endeavor continue to move forward.
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