New Drug-Delivery Systems… Nano-Volcanoes!

Light-carved ‘nano-volcanoes’ hold promise for drug delivery.

Researchers have developed a process in which that can create “nano-volcanoes” from a synthetic polymer. The process is relatively low cost and the product could serve as a drug delivery system using the hollow cores of the volcanoes. By changing their size and shape, the nano-volcanoes could deliver varying amounts of drugs. For instance, a larger core would constitute a larger dose & the size of the mouth of the nano-volcano would mediate the rate of drug release. This could be a pretty interesting way to regulate drug delivery. Maybe it could even get kids more willing to take their medicine…. just tell them it’s a tiny volcano!

 

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