FemBioBiz participant: Godfridah Masaiti

Godfridah Masaiti - Student at University of Zambia

Godfridah is conceptualising on a product that delivers insulin using through a transdermal patch. For a long time now, diabetic Patients have been using injections to administer insulin. This leaves scars, it's painful and also expensive. It is also not convenient as it needs to be kept at a cool temperature in a refrigerator. This is cumbersome for rural diabetic patients. The transdermal formulation would maintain drug concentrations within the therapeutic window for a prolonged period of time, ensuring that drug levels neither fall below the minimum effective concentration nor exceed the maximum effective concentration. The simplified medication regimen would lead to improved patient compliance and reduce the side effects, as well as inter and intra-patient variability.