Coated Nanoparticles Slip Through Mucus

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered a way to make larger nanoparticles slip through mucus. The secret is to coat them with the molecule polyethylene glycol (PEG), says Justin Hanes, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and member of the Institute for NanoBiotechnology at Johns Hopkins. “This method of drug delivery could be used for literally most pharmaceuticals that are swallowed”, according to Hanes… >> read more on Headlines at Hopkins

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