Drug implant uses magnet to release regular doses

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Much smaller than a Canadian one dollar coin, the new medical implant created by a team in the University of British Columbia’s biomedical engineering program could eventually be used to treat a wide range of conditions. Particularly useful for patients requiring personalized doses of medicine at varying times, the implant could help diabetics, those undergoing chemotherapy and people taking regular doses of hormones. Made from a silicon sponge surrounded by magnetic iron particles encased in polymer, the implant works when a magnet passed over it causes the iron to scramble and deform the sponge, releasing the drug into the surrounding…

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