ScienceDaily (2010-06-01) -- Researchers have now developed a new method to cheaply produce insulin for the treatment of diabetes.
They found the yeast Pichia pastoris and modified the cells so that they produce the building block for insulin while growing on a special medium.
diabetes /ˌdaɪəˈbiːtiːz/ 糖尿病；多尿症
Gurramkonda et al. Application of simple fed-batch technique to high-level secretory production of insulin precursor using Pichia pastoris with subsequent purification and conversion to human insulin. Microbial Cell Factories, 2010; 9 (1): 31 DOI: 10.1186/1475-2859-9-31