This Capsule Delivers Targeted Medication for a Month

 - Dec 15, 2018
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This new gut health capsule has been developed by a team of scientists at MIT with colleagues at the Brigham and Women's Hospital to enhance the capabilities of treatment.

The compact device works by being ingested by the patient and deploying folding areas that form a Y-shape to help it stay lodged in their system for up to one month. This will help to deliver targeted medication before being passed by the patient to make it an effective solution for dealing with a multitude of different health problems.

The gut health capsule also boasts Bluetooth connectivity that will allow it to be monitored externally to ensure it is functioning properly, while also relaying pertinent data to healthcare professionals to review.

Image Credit: MIT