Drug delivery using wireless MEMS
R. Sheybani, S.M. Schober and E. Meng, University of Southern California, USA
Drug delivery is essential for the treatment of chronic conditions. Implantable site-specific drug delivery devices offer direct delivery to the site of therapy, improving treatment outcomes while reducing side effects and overall associated healthcare costs. Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) miniaturize infusion pumps such that they are implantable; wirelessly-powered to eliminate the use of bulky, limited lifetime batteries; and volume efficient. Wireless communication allows remote monitoring of device status and performance, and remotely initiated changes to the drug regimen for patient tailored therapy. ...