Insulin injection invention by UW alumnus now on the market

University of Wisconsin alumnus Shawn Michels’ revolutionary injection invention is now on the market.

Michels began developing the Steady Shot as an undergraduate at UW. Michels said Steady Shot is a plastic wing attachment for insulin pens that allows a person to inject insulin with only one hand.

Michels said traditional insulin pens require two hands — one to hold the pen and another to pinch the skin to create a build-up of fat to inject into. The Steady Shot’s wings on either side of the needle pinch the skin, allowing a person to use one hand.

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