Nano-technology patch could help manage diabetes, treat allergies

Courtesy of WIVB

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The number of people being diagnosed with diabetes is growing. Every third American adult will develop type 2 diabetes within the next 35 years. But there may be a new way to manage the illness.

A new device might make managing your insulin levels or even treating allergies virtually painless. We know Western New York is becoming a hub for nano-medicine. Now a local organization is on the front lines of whats called nano- patch technology.

At the New York Center for Nanomedicine Research in downtown Buffalo, the team is working on patch technology. A similar kind of patch may soon be on the market. It uses nano- technology micro-needles to transmit medication and test blood sugar levels through the the device is so small, you don’t even feel them.
Scottpatrick Sellitto was part of the original team which developed nano-patch technology. He and his team say this “personalized” treatment is what’s next in the medical field. Selitto said, “It’s very precise, and it’s tailored literally just for you and that is the next frontier of medicine.”

Dr. Stanley Schwartz, Founding- Partner of the New York Center for Nanomedicine Research said, “That’s where our company and our technology using nano-science to get things across the skin more effectively. This is where we’re at right now.”

The team is using nano-medicine for allergies. It’s a global project, to slowly, over time help you develop immunity if your’e allergic to certain food.

If you’d like to know what is in the works through this organization, visit their website. 

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