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Discovery & Development Drug Delivery, Formulation

Remote Controlled Drugs

Drug delivery technology evolved in part to address the deficiencies of conventional administration routes. When drugs are delivered by injection or in pills, it is difficult to achieve drug levels within the narrow window between toxicity and under-dosing. Furthermore, drugs with short half-lives have to be administered frequently or even continuously, potentially resulting in patient discomfort or inconvenience, or requiring tethering to external devices. Today, some of these limitations have been addressed by delivery systems that release therapeutics passively at a more-or-less constant rate for an extended period (1).

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About the Authors

Brian P. Timko

Instructor in Anesthesia at Boston Children’s Hospital.


Daniel S. Kohane

Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Senior Associate in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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