The team is to launch further trials which if successful could see the new drug released onto the market in five years.
Nobel Prize-winning chemist Professor Avram Hershko was brought in to find a way of putting insulin in a pill and keeping it intact in the gut. He helped devise a coating for Oramed’s pill with a substance found in soybeans.
Type 1 diabetics, whose own body destroys the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, may also benefit from this pill in the future.
Type 2 accounts for more than 90 percent of the 400 million diabetics worldwide. There are more than four million diabetics in the UK with around 550,000 with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes.
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