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Injectable Sponge Delivers Drugs, Cells, and Structure 

 

 

Injectable Sponge Delivers Drugs, Cells, and Structure

November 13, 2012 - (Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) - "Bioengineers at Harvard have developed a gel-based sponge that can be molded to any shape, loaded with drugs or stem cells, compressed to a fraction of its size, and delivered via injection. Once inside the body, it pops back to its original shape and gradually releases its cargo, before safely degrading. The biocompatible technology, revealed this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, amounts to a prefabricated healing kit for a range of minimally invasive therapeutic applications, including regenerative medicine."  Read Full Article

 

Posted on 27-Nov-12 by Gallerno, Jacob
Tags: Science and Industry News
 
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