Monday, September 28, 2009

New Drug Delivery System Uses Magnetism to Release Medication

This article in Cnet highlights an effective new approach to delivering intermittent doses of medication that can not be taken orally. Research led by Daniel Kohane at Children's Hospital Boston has uncovered a tiny implantable device that releases the medication through a membrane by switching on an off a magnetic field.

This is a novel approach to delivering drugs and hopefully we should see this come to hospitals soon. What are some other examples of innovative drug delivery systems that are being researched?

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