T1D EXCHANGE INNOVATION
WHAT INNOVATION MEANS TO US
To meet the real-world needs of people with type 1 diabetes, we must find and support the next generation of innovators. T1D Exchange has led the charge with its Diabetes Innovation Challenge, Biobank, and other programs.
At T1D Exchange, we envision the future beyond the next device or drug. Innovation can also be a process or an approach to do things better. Therefore, information, technology, and data from nontraditional sources are key enablers of future innovation in diabetes treatment and care.
Through our IT platform, future Innovation Challenges, and alumni community, we aim to create an innovation culture and infrastructure to support new thinking about how to develop a successful diabetes innovation.
OUR FAVORITE DIABETES INNOVATIONS
Imagine a wristwatch that pulses insulin through the skin without a needle pricking the skin. “No pain. No site changes. Less consumables,” says engineer Nitin Saluja, PhD, co-inventor of this proposed insulin delivery system. It would work like an electronic pancreas, communicating via Bluetooth to a continuous glucose monitor. A sensor, used separately, would track...READ MORE
Protomer Technologies in Pasadena, CA, just nabbed first place in T1D Exchange’s 2018 Diabetes Innovation Challenge for its concept of a “smart glucagon” that would, in essence, cure severe hypoglycemia. As individuals with type 1 diabetes know, the pancreas normally releases a peptide hormone called glucagon, which tells the liver to start making glucose. However, individuals with type...READ MORE
It was the closest thing to a Eureka moment—at least as it happens today in science. While working in the UC Berkeley laboratory of now Stanford-resident chemist Professor Carolyn Bertozzi, PhD, Peter Robinson was toying with projects that apply chemistry to create tools for the detection of glycoproteins (proteins with carbohydrates attached). In the 90s, researchers had...READ MORE