Microchip Implanted to Deliver Drug Shows Promise? A Limerick.

Scientists have conducted the first human trial of an implantable microchip-based drug delivery device, an assembly that releases precise doses of a drug through a wireless communication link and receives return messages confirming proper operation.

In cooperation with two commercial companies, scientists at Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Case Western Reserve University created a chip that holds measured doses of teriparatide (brand name Forteo), an injectable drug used to treat osteoporosis.

Dr. Ethel Siris, a professor of clinical medicine and director of the Osteoporosis Center at Columbia University Medical Center, said that Forteo was a very effective drug but difficult to administer, and that this kind of technology could prove useful.

“I can see many problems with the practical application,” she said. “But whether Forteo is the drug that’s going to get administered with this or some other kind of injectable, it’s pretty neat stuff.”  Excerpts from a news release by NICHOLAS BAKALAR, February 17, 2012 , NYT. .

Hmm. “Some other kind of injectable.”  I don’t like where this is taking us.

Population control made en mass

Now a chip comes from MIT, Mass.

With injection of drugs

It’s beyond Atlas Shrugs.

With a mind-control drug they’ll all power amass.

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lenbilen

Engineer, graduated from Chalmers Technical University a long time ago with a degree in Technical Physics. Career in Aerospace, Analytical Chemistry, and chip manufacturing. Presently adjunct faculty at PSU, teaching one course in Computer Engineering, the Capstone Course.

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