How it's made, when it's not made in the human pancreas: Insulin
February 9, 2014 4:22 AM Subscribe
In the 1920s, two tons of pig parts were needed to produce eight ounces of purified insulin. In 1982 Humulin, human insulin produced by recombinant DNA, became the first such product approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Diabetes Forecast offers a look into modern insulin production.
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