The device is placed in the mouth in a removable dental appliance. It looks like a natural tooth and allows the patient to speak and eat freely. These "smart teeth" contain medicine and a microsystem, which controls the whole process. This allows the medicine to be released in a controlled manner according to the patient's needs for as long as it is necessary. After that, the container can be reloaded with fresh medication in a simple non-invasive way. Since the system includes a remote control tool it is possible to steer the treatment process. The remote control also informs the patient and physician about the need for refilling.
Source: intellidrug.orgAdded: 22 March 2010