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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Monthly birth control pill could replace daily doses

Long-lasting capsule can remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over several weeks.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

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Nanoparticle orientation offers a way to enhance drug delivery

Coating particles with “right-handed” molecules could help them penetrate cancer cells more easily.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 5, 2019 ~6 min

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New synthesis method yields degradable polymers

Materials could be useful for delivering drugs or imaging agents in the body; may offer alternative to some industrial plastics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 28, 2019 ~7 min

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