New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

New capsule can orally deliver drugs that usually have to be injected

thomas.johnson
Wed, 10/09/2019 – 12:15

MIT engineers designed a drug capsule that can carry insulin or other protein drugs and protect them from the harsh environment of the gastrointestinal tract. When the capsule reaches the small intestine, it breaks down to reveal dissolvable microneedles that attach to the intestinal wall and release drug for uptake into the bloodstream.

Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

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