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USC scientist's revolutionary drug pump draws NSF support
Date:11/2/2011

ts into Meng's drug delivery pump, which is designed to address chronic conditions that require long term, localized use of drugs such as cancer, epilepsy, and chronic pain.

Because of its tiny size smaller in diameter than a dime, and as thick as a short stack of quarters the pump can also be used in animal studies, unlike older designs.

Currently, similar pumps are bulky, which makes them difficult to implant inconspicuously, particularly in children. Meng's pump enjoys a much better volume efficiency, meaning that the bulk of the device is taken up by the medication it delivers, as opposed to complicated mechanical pumps or batteries.

Part of that is due to the fact that the pump does not require large batteries it is the first drug pump that can be powered up and operated wirelessly. With the I-Corps award, Meng hopes to see her invention realized as a commercial product soon.

"The timing was perfect," she said. "I'm happy that the NSF is so forward thinking and pioneered a program like this. Through this effort, we can work together to make sure technologies are not orphaned in the laboratory."


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Contact: Robert Perkins
perkinsr@usc.edu
213-740-9226
University of Southern California
Source:Eurekalert

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