Successful Human Tests for First Wirelessly Controlled Drug-Delivery Chip

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About 15 years ago, MIT professors Robert Langer and Michael Cima had the idea to develop a programmable, wirelessly controlled microchip that would deliver drugs after implantation in a patient's body. This week, the MIT researchers and scientists from MicroCHIPS Inc. reported that they have successfully used such a chip to administer daily doses of an osteoporosis drug normally given by injection.

The results, published in the Feb. 16 online edition of Science Translational Medicine, represent the first successful test of such a device and could help usher in a new era of telemedicine -- delivering health care over a distance, Langer says.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2012, February 16). Successful human tests for first wirelessly controlled drug-delivery chip. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 17, 2012, from­ /releases/2012/02/120216144236.htm /Photo Credit: M. Scott Brauer
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