Volume 90 Issue 6 | p. 30 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 6, 2012

Hydrophobic Mesh Slows Drug Release

Air displacement controls water flow through a hydrophobic polymeric material, enabling extended release of an anticancer drug
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: drug delivery, hydrophobic mesh

A superhydrophobic polymeric mesh, in which the displacement of air slows the progress of infiltrating water, has been designed as a new type of slow-release drug delivery system (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja211148a). A team led by Boston University’s Mark W. Grinstaff used an electrospinning technique to create the mesh from hydroxycaproic acid, glycerol, and . . .

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