Researchers from the Bose Institute, the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), and the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) in Hyderabad, discovered a thermostable insulin that can last for up to 12 hours without refrigeration. “You will be able to keep it outside the refrigerator for as long as you want, something that will help diabetes patients across the world," says Subhrangsu Chatterjee, a faculty member at Bose Institute. The team of researchers were able to introduce a matrix of four amino acid peptide molecules inside the insulin molecule thereby preventing solidification and allowing it to withstand temperatures up to 65°C. The effort took nearly four years. At this time, they are hoping to seek the aid of corporations for production on a mass scale.

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