Piezoelectric Microjet for Drug Delivery
University of California, Berkeley, 2003 - $19,800
Needle-based drug delivery is often painful, has limited accuracy, and typically requires a visit to a doctor's office. Some therapeutics are totally inaccessible to individuals because they can't safely and reliably deliver the drugs themselves. To address these problems this E-Team developed a hand-held microjet drug delivery system to replace the use of hypodermic needles in treating arthritis patients. The piezoelectric actuation device accurately delivers the correct dosage with minimum pain.
The E-Team consisted of three undergraduate students specializing in bioengineering.
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