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NC State researchers create a stretchable drug delivery mechanism.
NC State researchers create a stretchable drug delivery mechanism.
In a remarkable breakthrough, researchers from two North Carolina universities have developed a drug delivery technology that enables an elastic patch to be applied to the skin and release medications when the patient stretches and compresses microcapsules embedded in the patch. Inside the microcapsules are nanoparticles that can be filled with the relevant drug.

The developers also incorporated "microneedles" on top of the microcapsules, which are painless but nonetheless capable of delivering drugs that need to be infused directly into the bloodstream.

(Nanoscience is one of the categories for the 2016 Dan David Prize. Learn more here: selected-fields-2016)

Read the article about Elastic drug delivery technology releases drugs when stretched