After a 15 year long waiting of MIT's professors, their dream came true. Thats why they yesterday officially Announced World's First Wirelessly Controlled Drug Delivery Microchip. The programmable microchip contains capsules of medicine, and is implanted into a patient. Medicine is then released according to whatever regimen was prescribed.
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. Now, their dream came true and they hope that this device will allow people to get reliable and consistent treatment easier. When assuming Langer's words are true, “you could literally have a pharmacy on a chip. You can do remote control delivery, you can do pulsatile drug delivery, and you can deliver multiple drugs.”
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In the Science Translational Medicine study, the researchers measured bone formation in osteoporosis patients with the implants, and found that it was similar to that seen in patients receiving daily injections of teriparatide. Another notable result is that the dosages given by implant had less variation than those given by injection.Henry Brem, professor of neurosurgery, ophthalmology, oncology and biological engineering at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, called the results “stunning.”
In the new study, funded and overseen by MicroCHIPS, scientists used the programmable implants to deliver an osteoporosis drug called teriparatide to seven women aged 65 to 70. The study found that the device delivered dosages comparable to injections, and there were No Adverse Side Effects. These programmable chips could dramatically change treatment not only for osteoporosis, but also for many other diseases, including Cancer and Multiple Sclerosis. “Patients with chronic diseases, regular pain-management needs or other conditions that require frequent or daily injections could benefit from this technology,” says Robert Farra, president and chief operating officer at MicroCHIPS and lead author of the paper.
And those news has shown that the latest technology has reached its success point in the medical field. Even these are true, the former and listeners are scared about its security due to the cruel hackers. Hope hackers will behave like to destruct this medical system. Thats why the technology is being loved as well as scared by people . .