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

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
(Funded in part by the National Science Foundation)

Engineers at MIT have developed a novel platform for the controlled delivery of drugs and nutrients to human cells. Their simple approach creates small capsules containing thousands of nanosized droplets loaded with a drug or other active ingredient. The ingredient-loaded droplets can easily pass through cell walls, are exceptionally stable, and can carry a large amount of active ingredient for their size.