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Diabetes and Insulin

World history of insulin

1921  Insulin was discovered by Canadian scientists

1922  Bovine insulin was fist given to humans by injection to treat diabetes

1950  The primary structure of bovine insulin was determined

1963  The three-dimensional structure of insulin was determined

1982  First recombinant human insulin became available as anti-diabetic therapy

1990  Human insulin analogs became available as anti-diabetic therapies

Insulin in China

1965  A Chinese scientific team successfully synthesized bovine insulin in crystalline form

1970  The three-dimensional structure of insulin was determined by a Chinese scientific team

1998  The first recombinant human insulin product (Gansulin®) by a domestic company was developed

2001  The first short-acting human insulin analog (Prandilin®) by a domestic company was developed

2002  The first long-acting human insulin analog (Basalin®) by a domestic company was developed