Q. 55 List the advantages of recombinant insulin.

The advantages of recombinant insulin are

(i) There is no need of animals to be sacrificed for the production of recombinant insulin.

(ii) Recombinant insulin was not found allergic to patients, while the insulin from an animal source caused some patients to develop allergy or other types of reactions to the foreign protein.

(iii) The cost of recombinant insulin is not very high. (Supply being many fold higher than demand).