Remote Controlled Drugs
The latest devices can deliver a drug in the right place and at the right time at the push of a button.
Brian P. Timko, Daniel S. Kohane |
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).
Read the full article now
Log in or register to read this article in full and gain access to The Medicine Maker’s entire content archive. It’s FREE and always will be!
Or register now - it’s free and always will be!
You will benefit from:
- Unlimited access to ALL articles
- News, interviews & opinions from leading industry experts
- Receive print (and PDF) copies of The Medicine Maker magazine
Or Login via Social Media
By clicking on any of the above social media links, you are agreeing to our Privacy Notice.