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Drug delivery is a term that refers to the delivery of a pharmaceutical compound into the body. Most common methods of delivery include the preferred non-invasive oral (through the mouth), nasal, pneumonial (inhalation), and rectal routes. Much research is now focussing on nanotechnology as a drug delivery method.
Researchers introduce first CVD method for producing degradable polymers

Researchers introduce first CVD method for producing degradable polymers

Polymerization by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a simple method for modifying surfaces by which topologically challenging substrates can be evenly coated with polymers. [More]
New device could revolutionize drug delivery to treat cancer and other diseases, study shows

New device could revolutionize drug delivery to treat cancer and other diseases, study shows

A new study by Lyle Hood, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at San Antonio, describes a new device that could revolutionize the delivery of medicine to treat cancer as well as a host of other diseases and ailments. [More]
Duke researchers modify popular drug-delivery technology to evade immune responses

Duke researchers modify popular drug-delivery technology to evade immune responses

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have reconfigured a popular drug-delivery technology to evade immune responses that have halted some clinical trials. [More]
New self-regulating smart patch releases blood-thinning drugs when necessary

New self-regulating smart patch releases blood-thinning drugs when necessary

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clots - a condition known as thrombosis. [More]
Researchers develop new way to design glycoclusters for targeted drug delivery

Researchers develop new way to design glycoclusters for targeted drug delivery

A team led by researchers at the RIKEN Biofunctional Synthetic Chemistry Laboratory in Japan has developed a way to engineer glycan complexes--clusters of sugar chains attached to proteins or lipids--in a way that allows the molecules to be transported preferentially to specific organs of the body, depending on the sugar chains contained in the cluster. [More]
UT Austin researchers develop new oral capsule for treating hemophilia patients

UT Austin researchers develop new oral capsule for treating hemophilia patients

In the near future, hemophiliacs could be able to treat their disease by simply swallowing a capsule. [More]

RIT scientists to explore properties of vitreous gel to find clues for vision disorders

Research is underway at Rochester Institute of Technology that will give scientists a better understanding of the vitreous humor, or gel, that fills the eye and could lead to advances in the treatment of vision disorders, drug delivery and eye surgery. [More]
Researchers developing biomaterial with potential to treat vascular bleeding

Researchers developing biomaterial with potential to treat vascular bleeding

Researchers at Mayo Clinic, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing a biomaterial that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery. [More]
Scientists develop wearable terahertz scanner for noninvasive inspections of medical, drug delivery equipment

Scientists develop wearable terahertz scanner for noninvasive inspections of medical, drug delivery equipment

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed a portable and wearable terahertz scanning device made using arrays of carbon nanotubes, for non-invasive inspection of three-dimensional objects without requiring bulky peripheral optical components. [More]
Microscopic crystals with superparamagnetic properties could revolutionize drug delivery

Microscopic crystals with superparamagnetic properties could revolutionize drug delivery

Microscopic crystals could soon be zipping drugs around your body, taking them to diseased organs. In the past, this was thought to be impossible - the crystals, which have special magnetic properties, were so small that scientists could not control their movement. [More]
Virginia Tech and CytImmune Sciences develop more effective and less toxic cancer treatment

Virginia Tech and CytImmune Sciences develop more effective and less toxic cancer treatment

Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel — a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor. [More]
C-SOPS, Thermo Fisher Scientific to accelerate research on continuous manufacturing techniques for drug discovery

C-SOPS, Thermo Fisher Scientific to accelerate research on continuous manufacturing techniques for drug discovery

The Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems, based at the Rutgers School of Engineering, and Thermo Fisher Scientific have collaborated to accelerate the university's ongoing research on continuous manufacturing techniques for pharmaceutical discovery.c [More]
Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

Novel nanofiber coating shows potential to prevent bacterial infections of orthopaedic prostheses

In a proof-of-concept study with mice, scientists at The Johns Hopkins University show that a novel coating they made with antibiotic-releasing nanofibers has the potential to better prevent at least some serious bacterial infections related to total joint replacement surgery. [More]
San Antonio scientists aim to develop effective method for stem cell delivery to the brain

San Antonio scientists aim to develop effective method for stem cell delivery to the brain

A national science publication has featured the work of San Antonio scientists aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological disorders. [More]
Ethosomes may be effective carrier system for transdermal delivery

Ethosomes may be effective carrier system for transdermal delivery

Ethosomes are ethanolic nanovesicles that possess abundant amount of ethanol in its core which provides fluidity to the lipid bilayers and thus by this effect, improves the delivery of molecules into the deep skin layers. [More]
New type of nanoparticles can deliver chemotherapy efficiently to cancer cells

New type of nanoparticles can deliver chemotherapy efficiently to cancer cells

Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a new method that delivers chemotherapy directly and efficiently to individual cells. [More]
Researchers reveal how ultrasmall nanoparticles can kill cancer cells

Researchers reveal how ultrasmall nanoparticles can kill cancer cells

Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer. [More]
EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EVG brings high-volume manufacturing process solutions to biotechnology and medical device market

EV Group, a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced that it is increasing its focus on bringing its high-volume manufacturing process solutions and services to the biotechnology and medical device market. [More]
KAUST researchers develop biocompatible nanostructures for use in gene delivery

KAUST researchers develop biocompatible nanostructures for use in gene delivery

A tiny therapeutic delivery system that can control the body’s ability to manufacture proteins has been developed by Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) researchers. [More]
Multifunctional nanocapsules could enhance drug delivery to specific disease sites

Multifunctional nanocapsules could enhance drug delivery to specific disease sites

A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system that can sense and respond to different conditions in the body, as well as to an externally applied magnetic field, could enhance doctors’ ability to target drugs to specific sites of disease. [More]
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