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The invention of the programmable implantable medication system

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1 Author(s)
Fischell, R.E. ; Appl. Phys. Lab., Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD, USA

The author describes the genesis of his idea for a programmable implantable medication system and the problems encountered in going from idea to the first prototype. He discusses the funding, development, and marketing of his device. He provides some observations on the process of getting medical inventions into public use.<>

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:8 ,  Issue: 4 )