POSTS TAGGED AS drug delivery

Parasite-Inspired Device for Delivering Drugs to the Gut

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Parasite-Inspired Device for Delivering Drugs
From Johns Hopkins engineers:  “The parasite-inspired devices, which the researchers call “theragrippers,” each come equipped with [MORE]

Gold Nanotubes in Treating Mesothelioma

January 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Golden nanotubes deliver drugs to treat cancer
From University of Cambridge: “Gold nanotubes (AuNTs) represent an intriguing subset of 1D nanomaterials. [MORE]

An “Electronic Blood Vessel”

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Electronic blood vessel
Chinese bioengineers have developed an implantable device that mimics a blood vessel.  “By using poly(L-lactide-co-ϵ-caprolactone), which encapsulates liquid [MORE]

Laser Pulsing Propels Micro-Robot through GIT

November 3, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Micro-robot uses laser pulses to move thru the body
Fantastic Voyage, the 1966 film about a miniature submarine swimming through the [MORE]

Delivering Insulin by Topical Cream

October 13, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

NTU Scientists apply temporal pressure to deliver drugs
Biomedical engineers in Singapore report this: “Tapping on established studies where magnets are [MORE]

A Microrobotic “White Blood Cell”

August 4, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Robotic white blood cells deliver drugs directly to cancer cells
Max Planck Institute bioengineers have built microparticle drug-delivering artificial white blood [MORE]

Nanoparticle Targeting Tumor Cells

June 30, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dendritic polyglycerol
Dendritic polyglycerols are synthesized carrier molecules to which different kinds of labels (dyes, radiolabeling) and/or therapeutics (antiviral, anticancer, anti-inflammatory [MORE]

Drug Delivery via Red Blood Cells

April 7, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Functionalized red blood cells for drug delivery
“[R]esearchers at McMaster University in Canada have developed a way of emptying red blood [MORE]

Femtosecond Speed for 3 D Printing

March 17, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Two-photon lithography technology
3D printing is a relatively slow miracle; so engineers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the [MORE]

Light, Hydrogel and OsciBots

January 28, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Light-pushed robot
Here’s an update on “Fantastic Voyage.”  “Engineers at University of Los Angles have come up with a tiny new [MORE]

Using CRISPR for Diagnostic Devices

December 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR to edit DNA gels
MIT and Harvard researchers have used CRISPR to edit DNA in gels making new types of [MORE]

Implant for Remote Controlled Disease Management

September 10, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Remote control implantable drug delivery system
“Researchers from Houston Methodist successfully delivered continuous, predetermined dosages of two chronic disease medications using [MORE]

Synthetic Biology Primes Solid Tumors for Immunotherapy

September 3, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Engineered bacterium armed with cancer fighting antibody
Engineering bacteria to deliver anticancer drugs amounts to giving an untreatable cancer a treatable [MORE]

Artificial DNA Controls Sequenced Release of Drugs from a Capsule

August 13, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Sequencing release of drug
The earliest controlled release drug dates from 1938, and relied on polymer coatings to survive gastric acids [MORE]