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October 27, 2014

Thermosponge Engineered to Deliver Delicate Therapeutic Proteins

A research team including NIBIB-funded researchers has developed a system capable of efficiently delivering delicate therapeutic molecules in vivo. In response to temperature changes, the thermosponge nanoparticles expand to absorb therapeutic but delicate molecules such as proteins, contract to transport them to disease targets, and expand to release their therapeutic payload at the site of disease. Read more at Science Daily.