Source: Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. & reported by http://www.prnewswire.com/
BOSTON, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. introduced today the Medici Drug Delivery SystemTM, its innovative proprietary subcutaneous delivery system, comprised of three unique technologies: a matchstick-sized osmotic mini-pump that is placed just beneath the skin to deliver a continuous and consistent flow of medication; a placement technology designed for a simple, relatively quick and highly reliable user experience; and a stabilization technology for proteins, peptides, antibody fragments, and other high-potency small molecules. The System will be on display later this month at the American Diabetes Association's 76th Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
"Delivering drugs via our new technology has the potential to open up a new way of delivering novel medicines just once-yearly," said Kurt Graves, Chairman, President and CEO of Intarcia. "One of the biggest problems in chronic diseases is millions of patients lack effective control of their condition due to sub-optimal effectiveness of their medication, and the fact is, the majority of patients with chronic conditions stop taking these pills and injections, after just three-to-six months. We are aiming to address these serious and costly unmet needs by introducing a new way to deliver once-yearly therapies that hold the potential for game-changing improvements in outcomes and patient adherence over time. We believe that our novel technology platform, the Medici Drug Delivery System, represents the potential for a renaissance in medicine delivery for the treatment of major chronic diseases."
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