Rani’s “Robotic Pill” for Biologics Clears First Hurdle in Humans

Swallowing a pill is a convenience that’s not available for all drugs. The cells and proteins in biological therapies can’t survive digestive enzymes, whose role is to break things down. That’s why insulin and other biologics must be injected.

But what if there were a pill you could swallow that administers the injection inside your body? That’s the idea behind Rani Therapeutics, a medical technology company that has developed a “robotic pill” and is financially backed by some of world’s biggest investors. Today, the San Jose, CA, startup is announcing data from its first tests in humans. It’s a small study—more... Read more »

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Rani’s “Robotic Pill” for Biologics Clears First Hurdle in Humans