drug delivery

Implantable Cancer Vaccine

Implantable Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts have successfully developed an implantable vaccine that eliminated melanoma tumors in mice. Cancer antigens are injected into small plastic disks which are then implanted ...

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Philips’ Intelligent iPill

Philips’ Intelligent iPill

Philips’ new intelligent pill (iPill) technology has the potential to take intelligent drug delivery to the next level. As the first pill that combines technologies for localized drug release with the ability to measure the internal environment and communicate this ...

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Dispensing Drugs Through Contact Lenses

Dispensing Drugs Through Contact Lenses

“Cambridge Eye-novations” of Cambridge, Massachusetts is developing contact lenses that can automatically dispense drugs to the eye for up to 30 days at a time. Based on research centered at the Laboratory for Biomaterials and Drug Delivery at Children’s Hospital ...

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Ingesting Injectable Drugs

Ingesting Injectable Drugs

Cadrus Therapeutics, Inc of Worcester, Massachusetts is developing a new drug delivery platform that will allow patients to swallow drugs that currently require to be injected for successful use. Such drugs cannot pass through the digestive system and reach the ...

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Insulin Nanopump for Accurate Drug Delivery

Insulin Nanopump for Accurate Drug Delivery

The Swiss Company Debiotech has developed a tiny insulin pump to deliver accurate drug quantities over a long time. The pump, 65 millimeters in size, sucks the drug from a container and injects it to the body. The device is ...

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Nano Targeted Drug Delivery

Nano Targeted Drug Delivery

Scientists from the California NanoSystems Institute and Northwestern University have developed a nanovalve that releases drugs under certain conditions, like different pH levels. The valve can be used for targeted drug delivery to cells differing in their physiological characters or ...

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Micro-Origami – Tiny Packages for Drug Delivery

Micro-Origami – Tiny Packages for Drug Delivery

Researchers at the University of Southern California have demonstrated a way to manufacture miniscule containers that could be used to deliver precise micro or even nano quantities of drugs.   A half-open micro-container (Credit: ISI) An overdose of even ordinarily ...

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