Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog, Diabetes mellitus | 1 comment

Insulin was first extracted from cattle and pig pancreas.  It took 8,000 pounds of pancreas from 23,500 animals to make one pound of insulin. In 1978, Eli Lilly needed 56 million animals to meet the US demand for insulin. Everything changed when, Genentech used recombinant DNA technology to create synthetic human insulin (now called human insulin). The...

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