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Miniature Drug delivery System uses micro-fabricated devices to administer drugs to the host and has advantages over a conventional drug delivery
A MEMS based Implantable Drug Delivery System (IDDS) is discussed. The heart of the system is an in-plane MEMS micropumps enables us to make a
compact, inexpensive system. A conceptual IDDS design is proposed. This design consists of an implantable unit which houses the micropumps,
electronic and power circuitry. This implantable unit is connected to a subcutaneous port via a silicone catheter. The subcutaneous port acts as
a refillable reservoir. This leads to a reduction in unit volume and makes the system customizable. The IDDS pumps drug into surrounding tissue
with the help of a MEMS based micropumps. Similarly Microneedles are also used in drug administration.
This report gives an overview of patenting activity around Miniature Drug Delivery System. Smart drug delivery system is used for delivering
drugs to the host effectively and improves the quality of life of the patients. Patents were categorized as per key Drug Delivery administration
methods, types of sensors, applications, communication techniques and analyzed for generating different trends with Patent iNSIGHT Pro.
Miniature Drug Delivery System technology has seen a consistent increase in the number of patent publications from 2008 till 2012 as the need for
smart drug delivery has increase globally.