Miniature Super Magnets Could Help Advance Drug Delivery

From an article written by AZonano:

Microscopic crystals could soon be transporting drugs within a person’s body, taking them directly to diseased organs. This was thought to be unachievable in the past, as the crystals, which possess special magnetic attributes, were so tiny that scientists were not able to manipulate their movement.

A solution has been discovered by Chinese researchers recently. This discovery has paved the way for new applications that could apply these crystals to optimize – and maybe even save a number of lives.

Kezheng Chen and Ji Ma from Quingdou University of Science and Technology have published a technique of generating superparamagnetic crystals that are a lot bigger than any that have been produced previously.


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