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Discovery & Development Drug Delivery, Formulation

Designer Delivery

We’ve all heard of transdermal patches for drug delivery, but what about drug delivery through jewelry? Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have been experimenting with delivering drugs through earrings (1). For now, they have focused on the delivery of contraceptives, but the approach could be adapted to other therapeutics too.

“We have been working on a few different approaches to developing contraceptive delivery systems to make adherence to dosing schedules easier. Many contraceptives, such as daily pills, work extremely well if used correctly, but in typical use have lower efficacy because people forget to take the medicine according to schedule. In addition to facilitating improved adherence, we also seek to make contraceptive use discreet,” explains Mark Prausnitz, Regents Professor and J. Erskine Love Jr. chair in the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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