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Nanomed lifetime is an important aspect of delivery potential, scientists say

Nanomachines, those tiny programmable particles that have shown in tests to deliver drugs successfully, are now part of an ongoing study at Columbia University designed to discover their degradation over time. This factor is especially important in the delivery field, giving drugs a leg up as they bring treatments where they need to be.

 

Australian team developing novel formulation to deliver common diabetes drug

Researchers at Curtin University's Biotechnology and Drug Development Research Laboratory in Perth, Australia, are developing a microcapsule formulation that they say improves the drug delivery and absorption of diabetes drugs.

PhytoTech debuts on Australian stock exchange and will use funds for medical marijuana patch

Australia's PhytoTech Medical last week became the country's first medical marijuana company to first be listed on the country's Australian Securities Exchange, where it raised AUS $5.9 million ($4.7 million) in support of its single-use vaporizer to administer medical marijuana at a precise dosage.

Microneedle patch maker Zosano Pharma raises $50M in IPO

Drug delivery specialist Zosano Pharma raised $50 million in its IPO Tuesday. It sold 4.5 million shares. The stock ended the day up 2 cents from its initial price of $11. The company is primarily known for its lead product, a transdermal treatment for severe osteoporosis delivering the drug teriparatide, now in Phase III. 

'Micromotors' made of zinc and polymer actively release drugs at stomach lining

Tiny polymer tubes coated with zinc may one day be able to treat stomach conditions such as ulcers by acting as "micromotors" carrying drugs to the stomach lining. Animal studies at the University of California, San Diego, demonstrated in vivo that the synthetic motors enhanced the efficiency of drug delivery to the stomach.

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