NEW YORK (360Dx) – Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Draper Laboratory, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are developing an ingestible capsule that they anticipate could one day relay diagnostic information and release drugs in response to smartphone commands.

The researchers are developing multimaterial 3D-printed capsules to sense infections, allergic reactions, or other medical conditions prior to the release of a suitable drug to treat the condition. Thus far, they have tested the ingestible sensors in the gastrointestinal tracts of pigs.

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