In­no­va­tion: Pills that de­liver in­jec­tion-only drugs

Bloomberg Businessweek (Asia) - - CONTENTS - ——Michelle Fay Cortez

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Rani’s pills will need to win U.S. reg­u­la­tory ap­proval as both a drug and a med­i­cal de­vice, de­liv­er­ing the proper dose of medicine and mak­ing sure the tiny bal­loon passes harm­lessly out of the pa­tient’s body. John Yin, pro­fes­sor of chem­i­cal and bi­o­log­i­cal engi­neer­ing at the Univer­sity of Wis­con­sin at Madi­son, says the suc­cess of the com­plex process may also de­pend some­what on the nat­u­ral dif­fer­ences in pa­tients’ in­testi­nal tracts. Im­ran says he hopes to start hu­man tri­als next year.

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