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Shelley D. Minteer, Jenny Ulyanova


Modern drug delivery is moving toward the use of "smart" drug delivery devices. These devices monitor the amount of an analyte in the body and deliver an agent in response to a particular level of analyte. "Smart" drug delivery is important in the treatment of a number of diseases, diabetes and asthma being two prime examples. Both diseases are treated with drugs that have a narrow therapeutic range, because an inappropriately high concentration can have serious adverse effects.

The invention relates to electroactive molecularly imprinted polymers, and methods and devices using the same for the release of chemical or biological agents. More specifically, the invention embodies devices that utilize a molecularly imprinted polymer to release a chemical or biological agent in response to an electrical signal.

Intellectual Property Status

U.S. patents 8,216,300 and 8,252,045