Electronic implants for at-click pill delivery to be the future- Scientists

By Sakina Raj  | Date: 2022-06-22

Electronic implants for at-click pill delivery to be the future- Scientists

Researchers from Sweden are reportedly working on developing electronic implants that can eventually help to deliver pills at the click of a button.

The team of scientists from the Chalmers University of Technology developed a material that utilizes electrical signals to release molecules.

The new material, dubbed polymer surface, makes frequent drug doses so that the patients are no longer required to remember their pill schedule.

The novel invention could be utilized to make advanced implants that produce medicines at regular intervals.

Researchers stated that an implant prototype could be available within one year. This prototype would be more focused than a pill and limit the possibilities of side effects. The implant prototype could be smaller than one centimeter across and controlled using a smartphone app.

Lead author Gustav Ferrand-Drake del Castillo has commented that the polymer surfaces provide a new method of segregating proteins by utilizing electrical signals to control surface biding and release without affecting the protein structure.

Del Castillo pointed out that the electronic implant will allow a computer program to measure the requirement for a new medicinal dose in a patient and a remote-controlled signal prompts the drug release from the implant situated in the organ or tissue where it is necessary.

The implant only needs a small amount of power, as the surface polymer electrode is very thin so it can react to a small electrochemical pulse.

It has been claimed that the material can withstand acidic changes like the digestive system.

It is difficult for everyone to remember to regularly take pills. It is estimated that 50% of people tend to forget their daily mediations thus putting their health at risk. Therefore, the new electronic implant can provide medicine doses at regular intervals.

The implant will be able to control protein uptake and release in the body of a person. It would not require any injections or surgical interventions.

Source credits: https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/scientists-working-on-electronic-implants-to-help-pill-delivery-at-a-click-5410675.html

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