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Feds Fund Implantable PrEP Study reports:
A group of 15 researchers and clinical investigators at Northwestern University received a $17.5 million grant to develop an implant capable of delivering meds that protect against HIV, according to a press release from the McCormick School of Engineering. The hope is that the implants would last for up to a year. The five-year project is underwritten by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. It brings together researchers from 15 different departments at Northwestern, including Feinberg School of Medicine, Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering. In the first stage of the project, researchers hope to develop implants that deliver HIV meds in a controlled way. As Kiser noted: “Technology like this could be an important tool in fighting the global HIV/AIDS pandemic in the U.S. and in low-income countries.”
(Tipped by JMG reader Bill)

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