Chapter 15. Integrated Oral Drug Delivery System with Valve Based on Polypyrrole

  1. Federico Carpi2 and
  2. Elisabeth Smela3
  1. Thorsten Göttsche and
  2. Stefan Haeberle

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch15

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators

How to Cite

Göttsche, T. and Haeberle, S. (2009) Integrated Oral Drug Delivery System with Valve Based on Polypyrrole, in Biomedical Applications of Electroactive Polymer Actuators (eds F. Carpi and E. Smela), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470744697.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Interdepartmental Research Centre “E. Piaggio”, School of Engineering, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

  2. 3

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Author Information

  1. Institut für Mikro- und Informationstechnik of the Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft (HSG-IMIT), Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 17 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470773055

Online ISBN: 9780470744697

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Keywords:

  • integrated oral drug delivery system;
  • controllable drug delivery system;
  • miniaturized drug delivery system;
  • drug plasma concentration;
  • osmotic pump;
  • polypyrrole (PPy);
  • polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS);
  • counter electrode (CE);
  • naltrexone

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • System Concept

  • Osmotic Pressure Pump

  • Polypyrrole in Actuator Applications

  • Valve Concepts Evaluated in the Course of the IntelliDrug Project

  • Total Assembly and Clinical Testing of the IntelliDrug System

  • Acknowledgement

  • References