By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Current study results on Drugs and Therapies have been published. According to news reporting from Hangzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Inkjet dispensing technology is a promising fabrication methodology widely applied in drug discovery. The automated programmable characteristics and high-throughput efficiency makes this approach potentially very useful in miniaturizing the design patterns for assays and drug screening."
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Zhejiang University, "Various custom-made inkjet dispensing systems as well as specialized bio-ink and substrates have been developed and applied to fulfill the increasing demands of basic drug discovery studies. The incorporation of other modern technologies has further exploited the potential of inkjet dispensing technology in drug discovery and development. This paper reviews and discusses the recent developments and practical applications of inkjet dispensing technology in several areas of drug discovery and development including fundamental assays of cells and proteins, microarrays, biosensors, tissue engineering, basic biological and pharmaceutical studies. Progression in a number of areas of research including biomaterials, inkjet mechanical systems and modern analytical techniques as well as the exploration and accumulation of profound biological knowledge has enabled different inkjet dispensing technologies to be developed and adapted for high-throughput pattern fabrication and miniaturization."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This in turn presents a great opportunity to propel inkjet dispensing technology into drug discovery."
For more information on this research see: Recent advances in inkjet dispensing technologies: applications in drug discovery. Expert Opinion On Drug Discovery, 2012;7(9):761-70 (see also Drugs and Therapies).
Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X. Zhu, Zhejiang University, Institute of Biological Engineering, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Hangzhou 310027, People's Taiwan. Additional authors for this research include Q. Zheng, H. Yang, J. Cai, L. Huang, Y. Duan, Z. Xu and P. Cen.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Tissue Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Biomedicine, Hangzhou, Technology, Bioengineering, Drugs and Therapies, People's Republic of China.
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