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Micro-devices for Drug Discovery

Skin Vaccination with Microneedle Patch

July 23, 2017

Biodegradable micro-needle patch (image credit: Georgia State University) A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness [more...]

FDA OKs Insulin Pump Plus Glucose Monitor System

March 26, 2017

The FDA has approved Medtronic’s new diabetes management system, which takes patients one step closer to the elusive goal of an artificial pancreas. The new MiniMed Paradigm REAL-Time Revel System does not entirely close the loop [more...]

Drug Delivery On The Go: Device Design Considerations

November 3, 2015

Wearable devices are changing the world of drug delivery, emerging as solutions for chronic disease management and offering patients reprieve from the burden associated with frequent injections and bulky ambulatory devices.  Diabetes care [more...]

Pharma and Drug Delivery Developments Combine

October 11, 2015

Both micro manufacturing techniques and materials advancements are constantly driving innovation in pharmaceutical devices, combination devices, and drug delivery. The medical device sector is constantly pushing the drive towards [more...]

CellSqueeze microfluidic chips

December 10, 2014

Intracellular delivery of macromolecules has long been a challenge in both research and therapeutic applications. Prof. Klavs Jensen and Prof. Robert Langer of MIT recognized this challenge and organized a collaborative research effort to [more...]

Nanomotor in Drug Delivery Application

October 13, 2014

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running synthetic motor to date. The  nanomotor is a step toward developing miniature machines [more...]
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