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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 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]
Magnetic bacteria can be promising vehicle for efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs

Magnetic bacteria can be promising vehicle for efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs

Researchers funded in part by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering have recently shown that magnetic bacteria are a promising vehicle for more efficiently delivering tumor-fighting drugs. They reported their results in the August 2016 issue of Nature Nanotechnology. [More]
Liquid crystal technique could be new way to control drug delivery process

Liquid crystal technique could be new way to control drug delivery process

Liquid crystals are strange substances, both fish and fowl. They can flow like a liquid, but have the orderly molecular structure of a crystalline solid. And that internal structure can be changed by small cues from outside. [More]
Nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms could effectively deliver drugs, research suggests

Nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms could effectively deliver drugs, research suggests

When it comes to delivering drugs, nanoparticles shaped like rods and worms are the best bet for making the daunting journey to the centre of a cell, new Australian research suggests. [More]
Researchers find genomic material from Zika virus in tears

Researchers find genomic material from Zika virus in tears

Researchers have found that Zika virus can live in eyes and have identified genetic material from the virus in tears, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. [More]
Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids could effectively deliver drugs for treating colon cancer

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids could effectively deliver drugs for treating colon cancer

Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China. [More]
KU Leuven researchers use microbubbles to evaluate effectiveness of cancer radiation treatment

KU Leuven researchers use microbubbles to evaluate effectiveness of cancer radiation treatment

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed a new way to evaluate whether a cancer radiation treatment is effective. [More]
Novel drug delivery system may offer new hope for patients with rare fatal genetic disorder

Novel drug delivery system may offer new hope for patients with rare fatal genetic disorder

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered a type of drug delivery system that may offer new hope for patients with a rare, ultimately fatal genetic disorder - and make what might become a terrible choice a little easier. [More]
Novel drug-dispensing contact lens effective in providing better pressure reduction in glaucoma model

Novel drug-dispensing contact lens effective in providing better pressure reduction in glaucoma model

A contact lens designed to deliver medication gradually to the eye could improve outcomes for patients with conditions requiring treatment with eye drops, which are often imprecise and difficult to self-administer. [More]

Blacktrace launches Particle Works, a nano- and microstructure specialist brand

Blacktrace Holdings Limited, a leading group of companies focused on Productizing Science®, will be launching its latest brand, Particle Works, at the NANOTEXNOLOGY 2016 conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, from the 4th to the 8th of July. The Blacktrace group’s many years of expertise and world-leading capabilities in the design, development and manufacture of automated microfluidic continuous flow equipment provide the perfect foundation for this newly created brand specializing in high performance nano- and microstructured materials. [More]

Engineers use light to print 3-D shape-memory materials

Engineers from MIT and Singapore University of Technology and Design are using light to print three-dimensional structures that "remember" their original shapes. [More]
New drug delivery system slows and controls tumors not aiming for complete elimination

New drug delivery system slows and controls tumors not aiming for complete elimination

Researchers have created a new drug delivery system that could improve the effectiveness of an emerging concept in cancer treatment - to dramatically slow and control tumors on a long-term, sustained basis, not necessarily aiming for their complete elimination. [More]
Research article outlines utilization of calixarenes in biocatalysis and cancer therapy

Research article outlines utilization of calixarenes in biocatalysis and cancer therapy

Calixarenes bear a fascinating class of macrocycles that have served broadly in molecular recognition and supramolecular chemistry. [More]
New test holds potential to revolutionise diagnosis of childhood leukaemia

New test holds potential to revolutionise diagnosis of childhood leukaemia

Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood leukaemia. [More]
Rice scientists unveil behavior of graphene nanoribbons in solutions

Rice scientists unveil behavior of graphene nanoribbons in solutions

Graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) bend and twist easily in solution, making them adaptable for biological uses like DNA analysis, drug delivery and biomimetic applications, according to scientists at Rice University. [More]
Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

Could nanotechnology turn the cancer cell suicide switch back on? An interview with Professor Dipanjan Pan

Before I explain the discovery, I would take a step back and explain an interesting event that takes place in the cancer cells. Normal cells follow a rapid and irreversible process to efficiently eradicate dysfunctional cells. This is a natural process by which damaged cells commit ‘suicide’. This process is known as apoptosis or programmed cell death. [More]
Research finding opens new avenues to tailor drug development with Upsalite

Research finding opens new avenues to tailor drug development with Upsalite

For the first time, researchers have revealed the nanostructure of the mesoporous magnesium carbonate Upsalite and pore size control was achieved without organic templates or swelling agents. [More]
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