"Intelligent pill" created for GI tract drug delivery

Philips produced a prototype of an "intelligent pill" that locates and measures acidity in the abdominal area via a sensor and directly administers medication to treat Crohn's disease and other digestive-tract problems. The iPill, which features a microprocessor and a drug reservoir, allows for the use of lower-dose medicines and cuts the risk of adverse reactions, the company said.

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