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Findings on Drug Delivery Systems Reported by Investigators at University of Washington (Organic nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging)

July 16, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Fresh data on Drugs and Therapies are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating in Seattle, Washington, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Nanotechnology has had a huge impact on the development of therapeutics over the last couple of decades. To date, a large number of organic nanoparticles have been developed to encapsulate and deliver therapeutic and imaging agents."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of Washington, "These nanoparticles have allowed encapsulation and targeted release of drugs. A few nanoparticle-based drugs are already being used in patients, and several others are making excellent progress toward clinical translation. The strong pipeline of therapeutic nanoparticles is fueled by advances in novel materials and design features, new applications, and a better understanding of fundamental hurdles that limit the utility of nanoparticles."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The articles in this issue of MRS Bulletin are focused on some of the significant recent advances in the use of organic nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging."

For more information on this research see: Organic nanoparticles for drug delivery and imaging. MRS Bulletin, 2014;39(3):219-225. MRS Bulletin can be contacted at: Cambridge Univ Press, 32 Avenue Of The Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473, USA. (Cambridge University Press -; MRS Bulletin -

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Mitragotri, University of Washington, Dept. of Bioengn, Seattle, WA 98195, United States (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: Seattle, Washington, Nanoparticle, United States, Nanotechnology, Drugs and Therapies, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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