Korean re­searchers de­velop de­vice for flex­i­ble drug de­liv­ery

BioSpectrum (Asia) - - Q & A -

A team of re­searchers at the Korea Ad­vanced In­sti­tute of Science and Tech­nol­ogy (KAIST) in South Korea has de­vel­oped a flex­i­ble drug de­liv­ery de­vice. The team has fab­ri­cated a de­vice con­sist­ing of a sub­strate onto which a 50 µm-thick ac­tive drug de­liv­ery layer was trans­ferred. They used a method called in­or­ganic laser lift off to ap­ply the drug de­liv­ery layer. The fab­ri­cated de­vice was me­chan­i­cally flex­i­ble while main­tain­ing its ca­pa­bil­ity to ad­min­is­ter ex­act dosages of drugs at de­sired times.

The flex­i­ble drug de­liv­ery sys­tem can be ap­plied to smart con­tact lenses or by im­plant­ing it in­side the body. A wire­less power trans­fer sys­tem was also built into the de­vice to al­low con­tin­u­ous and sta­ble op­er­a­tion over pro­longed pe­ri­ods of time.

The re­searchers were also able to dis­pense an anti-epilep­tic med­i­ca­tion via the de­vice to the ap­pro­pri­ate brain regions.

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