Microwave Assisted Drug Delivery

Sævar Þór Jónasson, Vitaliy Zhurbenko, Tom Keinicke Johansen

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Abstract

In this work, the microwave radiation is adopted for remote activation of pharmaceutical drug capsules inside the human body in order to release drugs at a pre-determined time and location. An array of controllable transmitting sources is used to produce a constructive interference at a certain focus point inside the body, where the drugs are then released from the specially designed capsules. An experimental setup for microwave activation has been developed and tested on a body phantom that emulates the human torso. A design of sensitive receiving structures for integration with a drug capsule is presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of XXXIth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS), 2014
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2014
ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5225-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 XXXIth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium - China National Convention Center, Beijing, China
Duration: 16 Aug 201423 Aug 2014
Conference number: 31
http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/conferencedetails/index.html?Conf_ID=30703

Conference

Conference2014 XXXIth URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
Number31
LocationChina National Convention Center
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period16/08/201423/08/2014
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