Intriguing news from the ANU’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Free Radical Chemistry and Biotechnology where they’ve engineered special molecules to hold drugs inside our bodies for release at pre-determined times:
“Excitingly, unlike conventional capsules, we can control the rate at which a drug is released from our superbowl container molecule,” said Associate Professor Sherburn. “This has the potential to allow lower drug doses, hence leading to fewer side-effects.”
The group have already successfully put aspirin inside the superbowl and are now working on incorporating drugs to treat other diseases, including cancers, arthritis and heart disease.
“We have shown that drug release can be controlled at the most precise level, which is very encouraging for the future of drug delivery,” said Associate Professor Sherburn.
Let a thousand cyberpunk plots bloom.