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very long, you can consider the important

question posed by the New York Times,

Why Are So Few Blockbuster Drugs

Invented Today?

It's a long and thorough article that

takes as an example the development of a

kind of smart insulin by research scientist

Todd Zion that would automatically

respond to changes in blood-sugar levels,

becoming active only when needed to

maintain healthy levels around the clock.

The self-regulating insulin would curtail

high sugar levels, which raise the risk of

long-term complications, and eradicate,

or at least reduce, the most dangerous

short-term complication: hypoglycemia.

The fact of the matter is that the

progress of smart insulin development

has not been as fast as some might have

hoped since it was acquired by Merck,

but it announced in May of this year that it

planned to begin testing the drug, which

it calls L-490, in humans by the end of

this year. Assuming a typical six-year

timetable from the beginning of the first

Phase 1 trial to the completion of a large

Phase 3 trial, plus another year for F.D.A.

review, it would be 2021 at the earliest

before people whose diabetes requires

treatment with insulin would be able to get

the smart kind - more than two decades

after Zion began working on it.

Further reading

See the full story of the Harvard stem

cell research here: http://bit.ly/

HarvardStemCells

Read more about Smart Insulin here:

http://bit.ly/smartinsulin

And about the history of smart insulin here:

http://bit.ly/smartinsulinhistory

For the New York Times article by Dan

Hurley, Why Are So Few Blockbuster

Drugs Invented Today? http://bit.ly/

NYTwhynonewdrugs

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