Gates Foundation To Invest Up To $140M In Implantable HIV Prevention Device Research

Bill and Melinda Gates are now backing a tiny implantable drug pump designed to prevent HIV infection

"...A daily dose of PrEP can reduce the risk of contracting HIV from sex by more than 90 percent. Getting patients to take the drug daily, a problem with most chronic diseases, is critical for preventing HIV effectively. Hoping to address this issue, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is investing $140 million to help Intarcia Therapeutics, a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company, develop a tiny implantable drug pump..." (Bagri, 12/31)

 

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