Updated Feb 13, 2018

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Outpatient Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis by the Rectal Administration of Gentamicin

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Focus Areas:

Maternal Newborn and Child Health

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Innovation Description

We propose to investigate the feasibility of a needle-free method of administration for the antibiotic gentamicin via the rectal route. Under this project we would conduct laboratory release studies, preclinical rectal bioavailability studies and stakeholder interviews to assess the feasibility of novel concept. This delivery method would improve access to outpatient treatment of neonatal sepsis in areas serviced by low level healthcare providers and would remove the inherent risks associated with parenteral delivery.


Dec 2016