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Friday, February 17, 2012

Pharmacy on a Chip

In ComputerWorld:

' ... Researchers at MIT have developed what they're hoping will be something of a pharmacy on a chip.  Scientists have developed a wirelessly controlled and programmable microchip that can be implanted into the human body to deliver medicine -- and it could replace daily drug injections, according to MIT.

"You could literally have a pharmacy on a chip," said MIT professor Robert Langer, who worked on the project with fellow MIT professor Michael Cima. "You can do remote control delivery, you can do pulsatile drug delivery, and you can deliver multiple drugs." ... '

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