Engineering Minute

Engineering Minute – Implantable Medical Device Delivers Drugs Directly To The Heart

A team of researchers lead by Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has developed an implantable device able to deliver drugs straight to the heart for treating the aftereffects of a heart attack. The device, named Therapi, is a small patch stitched directly onto the heart. The patch, composed of a spongy biomaterial that delivers therapeutic drugs through its surface, can be connected to a port or pump when a new drug needs to be applied. Read more about the Therapi implantable device at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

A refillable implantable device which sits directly on the heart and can deliver drugs to treat the aftereffects of a heart attack