This machine is used in the testing of such drug conversions. Researchers at SRI must determine how well a drug makes the journey from a patient's mouth to his or her blood stream, since that trip goes through both the stomach and the intestines.
This machine tests the efficacy of what are called "enhancers," or chemical compounds that help get the drug through the stomach or the intestine.
October 26, 2010 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
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