26 Jan Ingestible ‘Mini Pill Box’ Could Help Combat HIV with Once-Weekly Pill
In the fight against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), one of the biggest challenges is ensuring patients take their medication as prescribed. Studies have found only about 30 percent of HIV patients stick to their dosage plans, which can include multiple drugs that must be taken daily.
C. Giovanni Traverso, MB, BChir, PhD, gastroenterologist and biomedical engineer in the Division of Gastroenterology, and members of his lab collaborated with the Langer Lab at MIT to design the system. The pill’s effectiveness in delivering HIV treatment in preclinical models once per week was equal to – or better than – daily doses, Traverso said.
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