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Magnetic drug delivery to the inner ear

Diego Preciado, National Children's Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

Funding Agency 

University of Maryland Vice President of Research Seed Grant
Maryland Industrial Partnerships program (MIPS)
I Rutel (OuHSC)
SZI-Clark Seed Funding Grant

Description 

Associate Professor Benjamin Shapiro (BioE/ISR) and ISR Associate Research Scientist Didier Depireux have teamed up on several research grants related to delivering drug therapies to the inner ear. This is a new collaborative area for the two ISR researchers.

•A $50K, one-year University of Maryland Vice President for Research Seed Grant, “Magnetically Delivering Therapies to Inner Ear Diseases.”

A $100K, 16-month Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS) grant, “Magnetic Therapy Injection to Treat Hearing Loss.”

A $5K, four-month I Rutel (OUHSC) subaward, “Magnetic Injector for Targeted Delivery of Therapeutics.”

An $80K, one-year SZI-Clark Seed Funding grant to establish a collaboration with Dr. Diego Preciado of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., “Magnetic Delivery of Drugs to the Middle Ear without Ear Drum Puncture.”