Low-cost continuous drug delivery
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.
The technology from this project was spunout into a startup company, Springleaf Therapeutics.