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Magnetic field delivers nanomedicine

U.S. researchers have demonstrated a nanoparticle-based drug delivery concept. The system, developed by University of Buffalo scientists, involves a magnetic field directing the accumulation in tumor cells of custom-designed, drug-filled nanocarriers.The approach may lead to treatments that exploit the advantages of photodynamic therapy, or PDT, and that have the potential to reduce drug accumulation in normal tissues.

The in vitro results show magnetically guided delivery to tumor cells of customized nanocarriers allowed for more precise targeting, while boosting cellular uptake of the PDT drugs contained inside them.

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June 9, 2006 - Posted by | technology, Uncategorized

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