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Microchip Technology


As per available reports about 1 Relevant Journal, 12 Conferences, 17 National Symposiums are presently dedicated exclusively to microchip technology and about 7 articles are being published on microchip technology.

The futuristic idea that microchips could be implanted under a patient's skin to control the release of drugs has taken another step forward. An experimental, implanted drug-delivery microchip that releases medication on command from an external wireless control could one day free patients from daily injections and improves treatment compliance.  The first study of this approach in people shows that microchips implanted under the skin deliver regular doses of a drug to fight osteoporosis, the bone-weakening condition common in the elderly. Ultimately, this technology may help treat a variety of diseases, including multiple sclerosis and cancer.

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Scope and Importance:

The prospect of medical implants capable of delivering drugs directly to the patient’s blood stream or tissue has been an important subject for research. Recently, a microchip was implanted in 8 women, with the sole role of delivering an osteoporosis treating drug. New advancements, new product launches, along with increased awareness and early detection of the disease are expected to influence the market growth in the foreseeable future.

The prospect of medical implants capable of delivering drugs directly to the patient’s blood stream or tissue has been an important subject for research. Recently, a microchip was implanted in 8 women, with the sole role of delivering an osteoporosis treating drug. The human trial is the culmination of 15 years’ worth of development work by MIT scientists.

Just 5 cm long and 3 cm wide, the microchip was implanted in less than 30 minutes, as the patients were under local anaesthesia. The device has 20 tiny reservoirs, each holding 600-nanoliters of drug solution, at the bottom of which a thin layer of platinum or titanium was coated. When the payload had to be released, an electrical current passed through the reservoir, melting the bottom layer. This action could be programmed or triggered manually via a wireless command. Concerning treatment reports, the patients who had their drugs delivered via the implant fared just as well as those who had it injected. Due to its bidirectional nature, this allowed the researchers to both notice whether the device functioned properly or not, and monitor its performance.

The demand for an automated drug delivery solution has been at large for a while now, as it’s considered it can address a number of issues which inherently come along with traditional medical treatment. One big problem that interferes with a successful treatment is the patient himself. It’s imperative for a patient to follow his prescribed drug treatment clockwise for the whole duration of it, otherwise, most often; the whole treatment will render poor results.

Market Analysis:

The global market for circulating tumour cell (CTC) technology reached nearly $2.8 billion in 2012 and $3.7 billion in 2013. This market is estimated to reach nearly $8.9 billion by 2018, demonstrating a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.9% for the five-year period, 2013 to 2018.

International symposium and workshops:

  • ATTD 2016 — Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes
    Feb 03-06 2016 Milan, Italy
  • 43rd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Controlled Release Society
    July 17-20, 2016 Seattle, WA, US

List of Best International Conferences:

  1. 8th Pharmaceutics and Novel Drug Delivery Systems Conference 
    March 07-09, 2016 Madrid, Spain
  2. 9th World Drug Delivery Summit June 30-July 02, 2016 New Orleans, USA
  3. Industrial Pharmacy Conference April 28-29, 2016 Dubai, UAE
  4. 2nd Pharmacology and Ethnopharmacology Conference 
    May 02-04, 2016 Chicago, USA
  5. 4th European Pharma Congress June 13-15, 2016 Berlin, Germany
  6. 7th Annual Global Pharma Summit June 20-22, 2016 New Orleans, USA
  7. 6th Asia-Pacific Pharma Congress July 14-16, 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  8. Nanomedicine Conference July 25-27, 2016 Bangkok, Thailand
  9. 3rd Pharmacology Congress August 08-10, 2016 Birmingham, UK
  10. 2nd Clinical Trials Conference August 22-24, 2016 Philadelphia, USA
  11. 4th Neuropharmacology Conference September 15-17, 2016 San Antonio, USA
  12. 7th Pharmacovigilance and Clinical Trials Conference 
    September 19-21, 2016 Vienna, Austria
  13. 5th Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology Conference 
    September 19-21, 2016 Las Vegas, USA
  14. 2nd Pharma Middle East Congress October 12-14, 2016 Dubai, UAE
  15. Marine Drugs and Natural Products Conference 
    July 28-30, 2016 Brisbane, Australia
  16. 2nd Parenterals and Injectables Conference October 24-26, 2016 Istanbul, Turkey
  17. Drug Delivery Partnerships 2016 (DDP 2016) January 20-22, 2016 Florida, USA
  18. Pharmapack Europe February 10-11, 2016, Paris Expo Porte De Versailles
  19. 7th Annual Global Drug Delivery & Formulation Summit 
    May 23-25, 2016 Berlin, Germany
  20. Peptide Drug Design & Delivery Summit 
    February 24-25, 2016 San Francisco, CA
  21. 6th American Drug Delivery & Formulation Summit 
    June 12-14, 2016 Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
  22. Respiratory Drug Delivery (RDD 2016) April 17-21, 2016 Phoenix, Arizona

Relevant Society and Associations:

  • Controlled Release Society
  • Inhalation Drug Delivery Association
  • International society of drug delivery sciences and technology
  • American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists
  • Japanese Society of Drug Delivery Systems
  • Parenteral Drug Association
  • International Association for Pharmaceutical Technology
  • International Neuromodulation Society
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Society for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Companies:

  • AstraZeneca
  • Accredo Therapeutics
  • Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc
  • Bayer HealthCare
  • CRITICAL CARE
  • Cané Medical Technology
  • CVS Caremark
  • CuraScript
  • Fairview Specialty Pharmacy
  • Gilead Sciences
  • Vivisol
  • AIM
  • Henry Schein
  • Snap Diagnostics
  • MediLexicon
  • Nicos Group Inc.
  • Bausch & Lomb Instruments
  • JEDMED
  • Miami Medical
  • Image Stream Medical

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This page was last updated on 11th Sep, 2015

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