Watch a tiny robot back flip through a real colon

A microrobot as small as a few human hairs can do flips through the colon to deliver drugs. Check out the video to see it in action.

Kayla Wiles-Purdue • futurity
Oct. 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: robots drug-delivery featured health-and-medicine magnetic-fields

A new platform for controlled delivery of key nanoscale drugs and more

The novel approach, developed by MIT chemical engineers, could help create more efficient consumer products, including drugs, cosmetics, and food.

Elizabeth A. Thomson | Department of Chemical Engineering • mit
Aug. 28, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: pharmaceuticals research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology chemical-engineering drug-delivery

Synthetic coating for the GI tract could deliver drugs or aid in digestion

MIT engineers devise a temporary film that may help treat diabetes, infections, and other conditions.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 26, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health medicine research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute drug-delivery

Syringe technology could enable injection of concentrated biologic drugs

Researchers have designed a simple, low-cost device for subcutaneous injection of viscous formulations.

Michaela Jarvis | MIT News correspondent • mit
Aug. 24, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: vaccines research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering drug-delivery surface-engineering health-science-and-technology

COMMANDing drug delivery

A new computational method fine-tunes delivery of therapeutics to specific brain regions.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
July 10, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: medicine neuroscience research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences materials-science-and-engineering dmse koch-institute mcgovern-institute drug-delivery

Helping drug-delivering particles squeeze through a syringe

MIT engineers are using computing modeling to prevent microparticles from clogging during injections.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: research mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering koch-institute chemical-engineering drug-delivery

How cancer drugs find their targets

Certain cancer therapeutics concentrate within cells — a finding that could change the way scientists think about drug design.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
June 26, 2020 ~10 min

Tags: medicine cancer biology research drug-development school-of-science whitehead-institute koch-institute drug-delivery

Patch that treats melanoma dissolves in 1 minute

A new wearable patch for treating melanoma dissolves quickly while leaving tiny needles that deliver chemotherapy drugs over time.

Chris Adam-Purdue • futurity
June 16, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cancer nanotechnology chemotherapy skin-cancer skin melanoma drug-delivery health-and-medicine wearable-devices

New model of the GI tract could speed drug development

Studies of drug absorption in the small intestine could help researchers identify medicines that can be taken orally.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
April 27, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: research drug-development mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering national-institutes-of-health-nih koch-institute chemical-engineering drug-delivery

Coronavirus vaccine patch shows promise in mice

Scientists have now published the first peer-reviewed study on a potential vaccine against SARS-CoV-2. They've tested the microneedle array on mice.

Andrea Kunicky-Pittsburgh • futurity
April 6, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 vaccines viruses drug-development drug-delivery featured health-and-medicine

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