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Web Date: August 19, 2014

New Polymer Nanocapsules Come With Built-In Channels

Nanomaterials: The particles’ nanosized pores open in response to high pH, releasing their cargo
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: drug delivery, miktoarm star polymer, nanocapsule

Researchers have made nanosized polymer capsules with built-in channels that release the particles’ payload when triggered by a high pH (Macromolecules 2014, DOI: 10.1021/ma501099f). The nanocapsules could be useful for the controlled delivery of drug molecules and proteins of specific sizes inside the body.

Polymer capsules have become a popular tool in the pharmaceutical and personal care industries to deliver drugs, hormones, and fragrances under certain conditions. . . .

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