Microchip used to deliver osteoporosis medication

February 16, 2012 1:52:02 PM PST
A tiny, implantable microchip is offering promise as an easier way to get medication into the body.

In a small study, the microchip was used to deliver osteoporosis medication to women who otherwise would have to inject the drug.

The device has a wireless receiver that signals the microchip to release the drug all at once, much like an injection would.

The company, Microchips Incorporated, hopes to have a version of the device on the market in five years.

Researchers say it has the potential or other uses such s treating diabetes or delivering cancer drugs.