Bay Area Startup Designs Device To Help Smokers Quit

"We've combined smart drug delivery where we've timed the delivery of the nicotine to deal with the patients or the consumers cravings," Chrono Therapeutics, R&D Co-VP, Dr. Patrick Ruane said.

"We've combined smart drug delivery where we've timed the delivery of the nicotine to deal with the patients or the consumers cravings," Chrono Therapeutics, R&D Co-VP, Dr. Patrick Ruane said.

HAYWARD (KPIX 5) — A Bay Area startup is hoping to help smokers kick the habit using technology.

“Over five hundred fifty Americans die every year from smoking. Ninety-percent of all lung cancers are caused by cigarette smoking, so we really can make a difference,” Guy DiPierro, Founder of Chrono Therapeutics said.

Biotech start up Chrono Therapeutics in Hayward says their device is the key. It’s worn it like a transdermal nicotine patch but, it’s really a tiny computer that regulates the dosage.

VIEW FULL ARTICLE