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DNA nanocages that act like viruses bypass the immune system to deliver drugs

Researchers at Harvard University's Wyss Institute have developed "smart" nanoparticles out of DNA that act like a virus to bypass the body's immune system's defenses and deliver drugs to a tumor.

Magnetic anesthesia: Delivering nerve blocks locally with a targeted approach

In an effort to localize the effects of anesthesia, researchers have turned to magnetic nanoparticles to target the delivery of ropivacaine in a proof-of-concept animal study.

MIT team delivers three ovarian cancer drugs with one particle

At MIT, researchers have developed nanoparticles that can carry as many as three cancer drugs at a time in a precise ratio.

Study shows nanoparticles can lose their uniform shape, size under lab conditions

As drug delivery becomes more and more dependent on nanotechnology for treatments such as chemotherapy, it's important that scientists in the field understand the implications of the tiny vehicles and what factors might play a part, for good or bad, in their delivery potential.

Harvard researchers create method to measure nano exposure for safety, delivery

Engineers have developed a method to measure the density of nanomaterials as they come into contact with cells and tissue. Beyond the safety aspect of being able to determine the amount of exposure a patient has had to nanoparticles, the method could also be used to help develop new drug delivery systems that make use of the tiny materials.

The year in nanotech drug delivery

Here at FierceDrugDelivery, we write often about innovations in nanotechnology as it becomes more and more important in the delivery field. These advances are mostly in the very early stages, but they're still promising as the delivery field moves even further into the nanoscale.

Sonrgy grabs rights to UCSD-created ultrasound-nanocarrier tech

San Diego drug delivery company Sonrgy snagged exclusive rights to an ultrasound-based nanotech delivery platform conceived at the University of California, San Diego.

Microparticle therapy restores damaged tissue after a heart attack

A microparticle therapy developed by researchers at Northwestern Medicine and the University of Sydney in Australia may be able to restore heart tissue damaged by inflammation following a heart attack.

Global nanomed market, driven by brain delivery, is expected to reach $177B by 2019

Analysts predict the global market for nanotechnology in medicine, which amounted to almost $79 billion in 2012, will surpass $177 billion by 2019.

Magnetic sperm-driven micro-robots swim to deliver drugs

To get microscopic drug carriers swimming toward a target, German researchers took a cue from some of the best swimmers in nature: sperm cells.