Monday, September 13, 2010

New biomaterials to improve drug delivery from Carnegie Mellon University

Health Canal reports that Christoper Bettinger, Carnegie Mellon University Engineering professor, has developed has a new biodegradable polymer that will assist in the delivery of drugs into the human body. With the degradation of the product, it can be changed so the polymer can be altered to have the best rate of degradation in a selected area of the body.

Bettinger stated, "We found that by combining small-molecular semiconductors and biodegradable polymers it allows for potential electronic functionality in biodegradable medical implants that has previously been unattainable."

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