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Why Insulin?

The Need for Change - Explore the critical reasons behind our focus on insulin.

Insulin Fast Facts

Essential Facts About Insulin In The United States


Only 3 manufacturers account for 90% of the insulin market.

Real Impact

8 million people in the U.S. rely on insulin - 1 out of 5 are forced to ration their insulin.

Rising Costs

The United States spends $14 billion annually on insulin.

Tackling Insulin Inequity

Addressing Disparities: Tackling Insulin Inequity

At Project Insulin, we are working to disrupt a system that only works well for the college-educated, the insured, and the financially secure, leaving out the vast majority of uninsured, insulin-dependent Americans. Insulin should not be available only to those who are financially secure or insured. Healthcare is a human right.

Our approach is to create a high-quality generic insulin and sell it directly to patients at cost. Project Insulin (PI) is a non-profit organization developing a biosimilar insulin that will be distributed to patients at cost through our own mail-order pharmacy. By outsourcing drug development and being the distributor, we will cut out many intermediary organizations, allowing PI to enjoy the efficiencies of being a vertically integrated organization (see images below).  We will provide broad insulin access to those who are insulin-dependent, regardless of their insurance status, first targeting the uninsured and underinsured. 

Who We Serve

Empowering Lives: Serving Those in Need of Affordable Insulin

In the United States, 58M people cannot afford their prescription drugs. we spend more than $14B a year on insulin, and the average American is taking out over $9,000 in debt to afford their insulin. There are over 8 million people in the United States who are insulin dependent. Of that population, 16%, or 1.3M, are rationing their monthly supply of insulin due to costs.  Project Insulin’s mission is simple – alleviate the burden of these 1.3 million and eventually help the entire insulin-dependent population through a biosimilar insulin that will be sold at cost regardless of insurance status

What We Need

Your Support is Our Strength: Help Us Meet Our Needs

We won’t get far without your help, our community. Currently, our priority is to raise $400,000 to complete the first year of drug development. If you know anyone who might be interested in making insulin affordable for everyone, please reach out to 

Make a Difference: Your Contribution Counts

Your support can help change lives by making insulin affordable for those in need. Every contribution, big or small, brings us closer to our goal. Donate today and join us in our mission at Project Insulin to ensure that everyone has access to life-saving insulin.

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