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Insulin Delivery SystemWhen Programmable Implantable Medication System (PIMS) is implanted in human body, it delivers precise programmed amounts of insulin over long periods of time. Mini-Med Technologies has been refining the Technologies since initial development at APL. The size of a hockey puck, and encased in titanium shell, PIMS holds about 2 1/2 teaspoons of insulin at a programmed basal rate. If a change in measured blood sugar level dictates a different dose, the patient can vary the amount of insulin delivered by holding a small radio transceiver over the implanted system and dialing in a specific program held in the PIMS computer memory. Insulin refills are accomplished approximately 4 times a year by hypodermic needle.
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Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1988
Publication Information
Publication: Spinoff 1988
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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