Saving a Life When No One Is Around (Links to an external site)

Robert Gereau, Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and John Rogers, Ph.D., of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, are developing a miniaturized overdose-detection device. Implanted under the skin, the device would detect an overdose, automatically administer naloxone, and alert emergency responders and other members of the individual’s support system.

Gereau & Rogers to Develop Devices to Combat Opioid Overdose (Links to an external site)

Researchers have developed an implant that could revolutionize opioid overdose treatment. The implant, placed under the skin, automatically releases naloxone—a drug that counters opioid overdoses—when low oxygen levels are detected in the blood, a common overdose sign. This innovation offers a potential solution to the opioid crisis by providing swift naloxone delivery without immediate human intervention.