Ingestible capsule for remote controlled release of a substance

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The application relates to an ingestible capsule (102) for delivery of a substance e.g. a pharmaceutical drug, to a human or animal. The ingestible capsule comprises a capsule wall structure (202) forming a substantially sealed reservoir or lumen holding the substance (204). An electrical resonance structure, responsive to microwave electromagnetic radiation, is attached to a first wall portion of the capsule wall structure which comprises a lossy dielectric material. At least a predetermined segment of the first wall portion is heated by received microwave electromagnetic radiation to trigger a release mechanism of the ingestible capsule.
Original languageEnglish
IPCA61K9/48
Patent numberWO2014053352
Filing date10/04/2014
CountryInternational Bureau of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Priority date03/10/2012
Priority numberEP20120187095
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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