Microchip delivers daily doses of osteoporosis drug
About 15 years ago, Langer, right, and Michael Cima, left, who is also a professor at MIT, thought of creating a microchip that could administer drugs after it was implanted into a patient’s body. This past year, Langer and Cima, along with other MIT researchers, announced that they had successfully used a microchip to deliver daily doses of an osteoporosis drug.
These chips could change treatment for patients with osteoporosis, as well as many other illnesses, such as multiple sclerosis and cancer.
“You could literally have a pharmacy on a chip,” Langer told MIT in February of 2012. “You can do remote control delivery, you can do pulsatile drug delivery, and you can deliver multiple drugs.”