Watertight capsules for target drug delivery

    Press/Media: Research


    Researchers from Tomsk Polytechnic University and Queen Mary’s University of London have developed smart capsules which make it possible to deliver water-soluble compounds to a certain part of the body. Two-micron capsules have watertight shells inside of which nanoscale magnets can be embedded, allowing a drug to be delivered to the targeted part of the body. Having reached it, capsules gradually dissolve, releasing the drug outward. According to the researchers, such measures will assist in the delivery of drugs which consists of proteins and other water-soluble substances used to treat a wide range of diseases including cancer and infectious diseases.

    Period27 Sep 2017

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