Monday, October 18, 2010

Nanoparticles deliver drugs more effectivly to cells

Now researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital are working on a new form of drug delivery that delivers the correct amount of drugs to cells by polymer bending. Through properly controlling the correct amounts of drugs to tumors, chemotherapy side effects can be minimized and become more effective. MIT News has more on the story.

Omid Farokhzad, director of the Laboratory of Nanomedicine and Biomaterials at Brigham and Women’s Hospital stated, “With the old way, you can only do it if the two drugs are physically and chemically similar. With this way, you can put in drugs that are relatively different from each other.”

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