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Skin Vaccination with Microneedle Patch

July 23, 2017

Biodegradable micro-needle patch (image credit: Georgia State University) A boosting skin vaccination with a biodegradable microneedle patch and protein constructed from sequences of influenza virus subtypes could improve the effectiveness [more...]

Custom-sized Nanocontainers Help Drug Delivery

April 17, 2016

In a recently patented NIST method for making precisely sized nanoscale capsules, a stream of fluid (isopropyl alcohol) containing dissolved biomolecules (the building blocks for the capsules) is focused by streams of water on either side. [more...]

Ingestible Sensor Market to Reach $678M by 2022

March 21, 2016

Image Credit: Proteus Digital Health The ingestible sensor market is expected to grow from $198 million in 2015 to $678 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 20.2% between 2016 and 2022, according to a new report from MarketsandMarkets. The [more...]

Drug Delivery On The Go: Device Design Considerations

November 3, 2015

Wearable devices are changing the world of drug delivery, emerging as solutions for chronic disease management and offering patients reprieve from the burden associated with frequent injections and bulky ambulatory devices.  Diabetes care [more...]

Pharma and Drug Delivery Developments Combine

October 11, 2015

Both micro manufacturing techniques and materials advancements are constantly driving innovation in pharmaceutical devices, combination devices, and drug delivery. The medical device sector is constantly pushing the drive towards [more...]

Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2015

August 19, 2015

Advances in Microfluidics & Nanofluidics 2015 (AMN2015) is the sixth conference after successful meetings previously held in Hong Kong (2009), Singapore (2011), Dalian, China (2012), Notre Dame, USA (2013), Taipei, Taiwan (2014). The [more...]

Device Delivers Drugs to Brain Via Remote Control

July 20, 2015

A team of researchers has developed a wireless device the width of a human hair that can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver drugs. The technology, demonstrated for the first time in mice, one day may be [more...]

Nanoparticles: Great Promise Against Cancer

May 27, 2015

The advancement of nanotechnology in the past decade has driven the development of numerous medical applications. None of them is as promising as the use of targeted nanoparticles aimed to improve the treatment of cancer, which has serious [more...]
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