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Team Devises Tiny Cargo-Carrying Drug Systems – Technology Networks

Researchers from the University of Delaware are creating new drug delivery systems with the potential to improve treatment for diseases that affect connective t…

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University of Delaware Professor Kristi Kiick is leading collaborative research to create new drug delivery systems with the potential to improve treatment for diseases that affect connective tissues, such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, which is an autoimmune disease.
The UD researchers have devised tiny cargo-carrying systems many times smaller than a human hair. These systems, or carriers, are made from molecules called peptides that help provide structure for cells and tissues.

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