Medical researches at Information Society Technologies (Brussels, Belgium) are developing the IntelliDrug controlled drug delivery system, where medication is stored and released from an implanted tooth. The fake tooth is a micro-system comprising of a medication reservoir and release mechanism, a built-in intelligence, micro- sensors, and micro-actuators. The IntelliDrug device will be placed in the oral cavity. The medicine is contained in a small reservoir.
Drugs would be released in a controlled manner according to a patientâ€™s needs, for periods lasting days, weeks, or months. The device can be reloaded in a simple non-invasive way. The released medicine will be either absorbed by the oral mucosa or swallowed by the patient.
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