New math models aid artifical pancreas development

Researchers from China have taken an interesting approach toward development of an artificial pancreas. Their new research, published in the SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, led to the creation of differential mathematical equation models to explore both open and closed-loop systems of insulin injection for such a system. Their research reveals that scientists can model both systems to work properly, an important advancement toward developing software that can help validate artificial pancreas designs. A number of companies and researchers are focused on developing an artificial pancreas, with Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) Animas unit leading the way. Release