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Electronically Assisted Drug Delivery event - Cambridge, 7th October

This conference and networking event examines some of the latest developments in the use of electronics in the highly competitive and rapidly evolving drug delivery market


Advances in Electronically Assisted Drug Delivery

7th October 2010, Harston, Cambridge, UK
Sponsored and hosted by Sagentia
Register at:
Companies already registered include: ON Semiconductor | Knowledgeworks | Queens University Belfast | Harker Consulting Ltd | Cambridge Consultants Ltd | Queen Mary Innovations Ltd | Mediplus Ltd | Wideblue | Raumedic UK Ltd | Cambridge Consultants Ltd | Quotient Bioresearch | Sonovia Ltd | The Technology Partnership | Archimedes Polymer Technologies (UK) ltd | The University of Edinburgh | Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences | Momentive Performance Materials | TT electronics Technology | Michelson Diagnostics Ltd | Camcon Technology Ltd
Register now for this one day conference and networking event:
  • Join other delegates from around the academic research, electronics design and pharmaceuticals industries and learn about some of the latest advances in the development of 'Electronically Assisted Drug Delivery" - Micro-needle arrays, silicon-based micro-reservior arrays, Transdermal delivery, swallowable capsules, remote control of implantable DDS, Sensor technologies for DDS, Wireless power transfer, Power supply and management issues,
  • Participate in a facilitated panel discussions about the issues surrounding the development and adoption of such technologies
  • Arrange face-to-face meetings with other delegates, speakers and panellists in the facilitated 'brokerage' session
New classes of pharmaceuticals are fuelling the rapid evolution of drug delivery technology. Many of these new drugs typically cannot be effectively delivered by conventional means. Also, for many conventional pharmaceutical therapies, the efficacy may be improved and the side effects reduced if the therapy is administered continuously (although potentially at a variable rate), rather than through conventional burst release techniques (oral ingestion, injection, etc). Another potential benefit of electronically assisted drug delivery is the ability to provide localised delivery of drug to a particular body area (e.g. a tumour), hence lowering the systemic drug level, and allowing the use of more potent drugs.
The use of active electronics in drug delivery products offers many opportunities to enhance the efficiency, accuracy, reliability and convenience of the delivery of existing and new drugs. However, it brings with it a wide range of complex issues. This event will examine some of the latest research into the use of electronics to assist drug delivery and highlight some of the issues involved in this complex field. The interactive panel session will also give delegates the opportunity to discuss these issues with a panel of industry experts. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network with other industry professionals at this event, including a full 2 hour brokerage session.

Registration fee:  £50 +VAT for members and £100 +VAT for non-members
Please visit http://www.electronics-ktn.com/drug_delivery.aspx to register and find out more about the event, the agenda and speakers
Best Regards, Daniel Dearing
Technology Business Manager
0208 1440029
ESP KTN - Electronics Knowledge Centre


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