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Bryce Chiang

Current Status: GRAD

Graduate Department: Biomedical Engineering

Other Degrees:BS in Biomedical Engineering, MSE in Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University;  

Advisor(s): Mark R. Prausnitz, PhD

Hometown: Freehold, NJ


Ophthalmic Drug Delivery enabled by Microneedles

Ophthalmic drug delivery is challenging because the eye is a small organ and is a part of the CNS. I am working on the development of an exciting new ocular drug delivery technique using microneedles to access the suprachoroidal space. The suprachoroidal space is a potential space located between the sclera and choroid, the site of many retinal diseases. Microneedles with a length matched to the thickness of the sclera allows the safe and reliable access to this potential space. My PhD work is on (1) better characterizing the suprachoroidal space, and (2) developing strategies and evaluating drug delivery in this space. 

Leadership in MD/PhD Program: Technology Representative

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