Scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have developed an artificial pancreas system for the management of type 1 diabetes. The first-of-its-kind technology would develop algorithms similar to the Indian gene and an indigenous insulin pump that would make the system behave like a pancreas, researchers said. At IISc, Dr. Manish Arora, assistant professor at the Center of Product Design and Manufacturing, collaborated with Prof. Radhakant Padhi of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Prof. K V S Hari of the ECE Department on an indigenous development of the insulin pump. The doctor brought it to notice that although this was bigger than the existing ones in the market by 1.5 times, their focus is accuracy right now. Currently, the team is placing the collection of data on insulin production among Indian patients when given a certain quantity of glucose at their prime focus. One of the researchers noted that the advanced variety of the imported insulin pump is priced anywhere between Rs 5 to Rs 6 lakh. Moreover, an additional cost for the purchase of sensors and devices that establish compatibility has to be kept aside. They are, however, working on reducing the price significantly of the artificial pancreas system