Investors Commit $172 Million for Development of Ingestible Data Devices to Monitor Effectiveness of Therapeutic Drugs In Vivo

With other companies also advancing ingestible and wearable technology, these new sources of useful diagnostic information may soon become available to pathologists and medical lab professionals Ingestible sensors are now in the marketplace! These devices are designed to be swallowed by the patient. The device will then send the patient’s vital health data to a smartphone. No imagination is needed by pathologists to understand how such devices could generate diagnostic data in real time that...

SmartPills Could Bring Pathologists Even Closer to Primary Care

Interesting technology could be incorporated into medical laboratory tests Though still in early development, “SmartPills” —a technology now being adapted for therapeutic drug delivery and monitoring—could be used in ways that bring pathologists into closer consultation with primary care physicians. Using new drug-delivery technology created by California-based Proteus Biomedical, the SmartPill sends information from inside the patient’s body to a chip that’s worn outside on the skin in a...
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