Blood-Clot Mimicking Patch to Deliver Drugs with Control

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Title: Blood-Clot Mimicking Patch to Deliver Drugs with Control
Description: Researchers at the Midwest Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center (M-CNTC) are developing a blood-clot mimicking patch capable of delivering therapeutic drugs at an implantation site in a controllable manner. The patch, consisting of drug-releasing microparticles bound to directionally aligned microfibers, was formed through a unique electrospinning/electrospraying process. This image shows the 2-6 micrometer thick drug-releasing microparticles attached to the 1 micrometer thick directionally aligned microfibers on the patch.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo (JPEG format)
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Ross DeVolde and Hyunjoon Kong, Ph.D., M.S.
Date Created: January 1, 2013
Date Added: July 21, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.