Medication via remote-control
Wireless chip delivers bone drug
- Duration 2:48
- Date Mar 4, 2012
Wireless chip delivers bone drug
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You hate needles and who doesn't really this is really good information for -- -- there's a potential.
Medical breakthrough getting medication via remote control instead of a shot scientists have created a wireless drugs -- for people.
Who have severe bone -- Our -- -- if this sounds great as I know some people have to even go on -- drip for something like.
That's this is right out of the Star Trek movies this is a fantastic technology coming in.
In the future of medicine is going to be great it almost makes all the robotic surgery like dole thing coming with this kind of -- so.
What this is really did their game plan that goes on to the ways this is being done in the doctor's office.
It's only an experimental phase it's as you can -- the size a flash drive.
And what it has it's really interesting it has a microchip.
Attached to some reservoir that has drug and it's covered by some gold member and -- through radio frequency became activated a chip -- far away.
And they drug that that memory melts and the drug gets into the system cooperates the patient the doctor can do it and they're working now this is good for twenty days but they're working on getting it for about a year so -- lot of Medicare since that's such as diabetes chemotherapy.
We talk about -- Olympics for prostate cancer a lot of it can actually go into this kind of system.
And I think it's going to be really -- -- future.
So this is different than -- port because that you have to have some external.
Putting in of the drug this is and O'Reilly in the inside it's not a battery operated its operated from outside and I want to take away agree with doctor -- -- this very excited.
Over half of women over the age of fifty break a bone because of osteoporosis we've got to do something.
So I put a lot of them on Fosamax or act and all.
You know but what we call my -- they work they cut down the risk of fractures but a lot of women can't tolerate them because GI side effects they can't swallow them.
You -- literally stand up.
Without having eaten anything drinking it with a glass of water it's so hard to tolerate these drugs.
The idea that we could get them to people in this method in this way is very very excited.
Don't I think I would tell you about loss -- grosses which is very interest in describing to people are still obviously news -- important of course.
This is exactly like the way your bank account looks like it's that you're sitting back.
Where the money comes in.
And -- you're spending more if you spend more than the money comes in you're gonna have a loss this is osteoporosis.
It's always a continues self build up the bone.
And bowl loss you wanna make you do all the good things that doctor -- recommends and exercise taking your -- etc.
But these medications house and this kind of chip I'm very excited about that it's -- Obama is an hour exercise decreases your risk of these fractions by 25% he's actually regular call only seven patients so far OK I mean if it's going through all the process 2000 or more to will be coming out thank you for for.