Magnetic Drug Release
For faster development of new medicaments improved active drug release is needed since only if the position of drug release is known the resorption of new drugs can be assessed.
At INNOVENT we developed a (patented) method for active drug releases which delivers drugs to defined positions inside the whole gastrointestinal tract. Localisation and release uses magnetic fields and its changes.
- Working principle:
- A capsule, made out of several magnetic elements encloses the drug by the use of magnetic forces.
- The capsule can be tracked on its way through the gastrointestinal system by the use of magnetic monitoring.
- At the position of interest the capsule can be opened by a simple demagnetising impulse. The drug is then released immediately.
Advantages of the method are (I) the simplicity, (II) the absence of electromagnetic or even ionising radiation and (III) the large transport volume.
contact Mr R. Holzhey
phone 03641 282515