New Extended-Release Pill May Finally Outwit Stomach’s Defense Mechanisms
The star-shaped pill can stay in the stomach, withstand its corrosive forces and deliver medicine to the patient for weeks.
Los Angeles Times:
Star-Shaped Drug Dispenser Stays In Gut To Deliver Medication For Weeks
Wrought in metal and wielded by a ninja, one star-shaped device can deliver swift, silent death. Now, researchers have unveiled a star-shaped device designed to deliver health for weeks at a time. A team of Boston-based engineers and physicians on Wednesday demonstrated a first: a multi-pronged drug-delivery mechanism capable of withstanding the tumultuous and corrosive forces that prevail in the human gut for as long as two weeks. (Healy, 11/16)