Intarcia’s novel technology platform, the Medici Drug Delivery System, is a proprietary subcutaneous delivery system comprised of three unique technologies:
How it Works
Once a drug is approved, a trained healthcare professional can place the small device in an in-office procedure. Once in place under the skin, water from the extracellular fluid enters the pump device at one end – by diffusing through a semi-permeable membrane directly into an osmotic engine – that expands to drive a piston at a controlled rate. This allows the drug within the pump to be released in a steady, consistent fashion at the other end of the device.
Each osmotic mini-pump is designed to hold an appropriate volume of drug to treat a patient for up to a full year.