Our subcutaneous implant is a cylindrical device approximately 4-6mm in diameter and 4-5cm in length. The device is made of Titanium and has diffusion areas at each end. The device works with Delpor’s technologies and enables zero order release of certain drugs. The release of the drugs is achieved through passive (non-mechanical) diffusion. The device is hollow inside and does not include any pistons or moving parts.
The device is implanted under the skin in the abdomen. The procedure takes approximately 10 minutes and can be completed at the doctor’s office, using local anesthetic. After implantation the device delivers therapeutic levels of the drug for as long as one year until it is replaced, typically in the same position.