New ‘triggered-release’ mechanism could improve drug delivery

16 enero 2015

More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles, scientists say. The new method uses two ‘parent’ nanoparticles that are designed to interact only when in proximity to each other and trigger the release of drug molecules contained within both The release of the drug molecules from the ‘parent’ nanoparticles could subsequently form a third ‘daughter’ particle, which comprises molecules from both ‘parent’ nanoparticles, researchers explain.