Flexible Microsystems Deliver Drugs Through the Ear, Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Researchers Report in IEEE Spectrum
11/10/2009 7:23:27 AM
medGadget -- In the latest IEEE Spectrum, Jeffrey T. Borenstein of the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass. and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) in Boston gives a detailed overview of the innovative drug delivery device his team is building. The implantable system is soft and stretchable, and it uses embedded microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics to control drug delivery on a tight schedule over long periods of time.