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A microchip that releases medication

March 14, 2012  |  Laureen Botticelli


A microchip that releases drugs under the skin with a remote is being tested in humans for the first time ever. The microchip is designed to released a small amount of medication to patients is being studied now and could have a major effect on how some take medication. The publication Science Translational Medicine released it’s Feb 16th issue with the study of post menopausal women testing out a osteoporosis medication in the microchip. “These data validate the microchip approach to multi-year drug delivery without the need for frequent injections, which can improve the management of many chronic diseases like osteoporosis where adherence to therapy is a significant problem,” study author Robert Farra reports. Farra said that it could help those with osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and chronic pain. They are looking into the device for other things like diabetes, infertility treatments, and multiple sclerosis.






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