Low-cost continuous drug delivery

Year 2007
Project team

Yet-Ming Chiang and Michael Cima

A programmable device

The effectiveness of parenteral drugs for chronic conditions may be increased by delivery via portable infusion pumps. The high cost, complexity and size of such systems limit patient and payer acceptance of this kind of therapy. This project aims to develop a low-cost, compact, disposable, programmable delivery device using advanced materials technology to assist individuals with chronic diseases.

Springleaf Therapeutics

The technology from this project was spunout into a startup company, Springleaf Therapeutics.