MAGNET PILLS THAT HIT THE SPOT…
A magnet pill could soon be a way to deliver medicine. Once swallowed, the tablet can be stopped at any point in the digestive system to release its cargo.
This could boost the effectiveness of many medications that are best absorbed at particular points in the stomach and intestines.
Researchers say it could provide a better way to deliver cancer drugs , where absorption is particularly important. It could also act as a research tool to help scientists understand where in the intestine different drugs are broken up into the blood stream.