"Balloon" Technique Could Lead to New Drug-Delivery Systems, North Carolina State University Study

Published: Jan 25, 2013

Researchers at North Carolina (NC) State University have developed a technique to embed needle-like carbon nanofibres in an elastic membrane — an advance that could lead to new drug-delivery systems. Finding new ways to deliver precise doses of drugs to specific targets is of interest to the research community and one way to do this is to create balloons embedded with nanoscale spikes that are coated with the relevant drug.

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