The effect of degree of acrylic derivatisation on dextran and concanavalin A glucose-responsive materials for closed-loop insulin delivery.

Formulations of dextran methacrylate (dex-MA) and concanavalin A methacrylamide (con A-MA) were photo-polymerized to produce covalently cross-linked glucose-responsive materials for the basis of a closed-loop insulin delivery device. The viscoelastic properties of these polymerised materials were tested rheologically in the non-destructive oscillatory mode… CONTINUE READING