Posted by: shrikantmantri | November 3, 2009

Nanoscale Drug Delivery Developed For Chemotherapy


Duke University bioengineers have developed a simple, inexpensive method for loading cancer drug payloads into nanoscale delivery vehicles and demonstrated in animal models that this delivery system can eliminate tumors after a single treatment. The system uses an E. coli bacterium that have been genetically altered to produce a chimeric polypeptide. When that molecule combines with a drug in a container, they self-assemble into a water-soluble nanoparticle of about 50 nanometers, making them ideal for cancer therapy. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/11/091101132541.htm)

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