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Elastic Drug Delivery Technology Releases Drugs When Stretched

August 11, 2015 - Zhen Gu  |  Mick Kulikowski   Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug delivery technology that consists of an elastic patch that can be applied to the skin and will release drugs whenever the patch is stretched. For example, if applied

Device delivers drugs to brain via remote control​​

Technology demonstrated for the first time in mice July 16, 2015 By Jim Dryden ALEX DAVID JEREZ ROMAN PHOTO Tiny, implantable devices are capable of delivering light or drugs to specific areas of the brain, potentially improving drug delivery to targeted regions of the brain and reducing side effects. Eventually, the devices may be used

Gene Therapy Advance Thwarts Brain Cancer in Rats

July 10, 2015 - Thomas Johnson NIBIB-funded researchers have designed a nanoparticle transport system for gene delivery that destroys deadly brain gliomas in a rat model, significantly extending the lives of the treated animals. The nanoparticles are filled with genes for an enzyme that converts a prodrug called ganciclovir into a potent destroyer of the

Major step for implantable drug-delivery device

MIT spinout signs deal to commercialize microchips that release therapeutics inside the body. Rob Matheson | MIT News Office June 29, 2015 An implantable, microchip-based device may soon replace the injections and pills now needed to treat chronic diseases: Earlier this month, MIT spinout Microchips Biotech partnered with a pharmaceutical giant to commercialize its wirelessly

Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

Mar 25, 2015 Phys.org reporter Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from elements circulating in the blood that may be toxic to