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Implantable device targets cancer, other illnesses with controlled long-term drug delivery | KurzweilAI

Implantable device targets cancer, other illnesses with controlled long-term drug delivery | KurzweilAI

A new drug-delivery system based on an tiny implantable capsule could “revolutionize” the delivery of medicine to treat cancer and a host of other diseases and ailments, according to researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA).

“The problem with most drug-delivery systems is that you have a specific minimum dosage of medicine that you need to take for it to be effective,” said Lyle Hood, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. “There’s also a limit to how much of the drug can be present in your system so that it doesn’t make you sick.

Source: Implantable device targets cancer, other illnesses with controlled long-term drug delivery | KurzweilAI