Exubera insulin inhaler device, the first inhalation device for insulin delivery as an alternative to injections, made by Pfizer, c.2007.
It was hoped that insulin inhalers would be a safer and more convenient way for people with diabetes to regulate their insulin levels than by injection. Ten minutes before a meal, a person with diabetes inhales a cloud of insulin powder using this inhaler, brand name ‘Exubera’, to lower their blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, the ‘Exubera’ insulin inhaler did not meet users’ needs and was withdrawn from sale in October 2007.
- Science Museum, Journeys through Medicine: Henry Wellcome's Legacy
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folded: 160 mm x 60 mm x 50 mm,
- insulin inhaler
- Bespak Europe Limited
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