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University of Florida Startup Launches Million-dollar Indiegogo Campaign to Eliminate Painful Needle Injections for Insulin
Date:8/4/2014

ents by 2018, which is approximately half the time it typically takes to get a completely new drug to market, since insulin is already FDA-approved with a long track record of safety and efficacy. Prometheon Pharma’s patch will continuously and consistently deliver insulin for up to 7 days, and can be replaced at any time to suit user lifestyle and convenience. Insulin delivery can also be immediately stopped by removing the patch, an advantage over oral, inhaled, or injected insulin delivery.

While diabetes is the first application for Prometheon, the patch platform technology would later be applied to vaccines, chemotherapy, and many other injectable drugs. Its simplicity, low manufacturing cost and significantly reduced reliance on cold storage also mean that rural and impoverished populations will equally benefit from this disruptive technology.

“I can’t begin to tell you how much better my life would be, how much more freedom I would feel, and how much easier it would be to stick to my insulin regimen if I didn’t have to inject myself anymore. Any reduction would be amazing. This product will change the world, and the lives of countless millions living with diabetes,” said Bret McCall, a UF student who has been living with Type 1 diabetes since 2005.

Prometheon Pharma is a startup housed in the globally #1 ranked Sid Martin Biotech Incubator at the University of Florida.

About Prometheon Pharma LLC:

Headquartered in the University of Florida’s Sid Martin Biotechnology Incubator, Prometheon Pharma is dedicated to advancing global health equity by developing the first needle-free transdermal, low-refrigeration patches for insulin and other large peptide and protein drugs. Prometheon Pharma is poised to bring needle-free technology for passive delivery of large molecule drugs across the skin to the market as convenient, simple, and affordable health care products, which includes an insulin patch for persons suffering from di
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