Rice Tech Could Deliver Time-Released Drugs, Vaccines

It’s estimated that 50 percent of people don’t take their medications correctly. New technology developed at Rice University would give patients one shot and they’d be set for the next couple of months.

“This is a huge problem in the treatment of chronic disease,” said Kevin McHugh , corresponding author of a study about the technology published online in Advanced Materials. “It’s estimated that 50% of people don't take their medications correctly. With this, you’d give them one shot, and they’d be all set for the next couple of months.”