From Prefilled Insulin Pens to Drug-Detecting Honeybees

By: Rebecca Byers - Jul 25, 2015
With a range of disease-specific technologies to more general, overarching tech innovations that have plenty of scientific applications, the top July 2015 science trends highlight potentially lifesaving products and services, whether mere concepts or actionable inventions.

In particular, tech innovations with science world applications such as smart insulin pens have the potential to completely change everyday life for individuals with type 1 or 2 diabetes. Danish healthcare company Novo Nordisk has a unique insulin pen specifically design for children in bright colors, while it also boasts a smart display.

Additionally, researchers recently completed a study that would see the application of honeybees as a drug-detecting tool in airports. The specially trained honeybees were found to possess an innate ability to sniff out cocaine and heroin in the luggage of passengers.