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Wirelessly programmed implantable drug delivery device can release hundreds of single doses over 16 years


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Iimplantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases.

Microchips Biotech partnering with Teva Pharmaceutical to fund clinical trials.

The studies were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Science Translational Medicine and Nature journals.

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Annals of Internal Medicine

Internal medicine journal.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Private land-grant research university

Michael Cima

Professor at MIT and Associate Dean of Engineering.


Scientific journal covering research from a variety of academic disciplines, mostly in science and technology

Robert Langer

American chemical engineer, scientist, Institute Professor at MIT

Science Translational Medicine

Journal that publish papers with topics related to translational medicine

Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries

Company developing, producing and marketing affordable, high quality generic drugs and specialty pharmaceuticals

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