UC Riverside researchers tout piezoelectric polymer for drug delivery

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, are touting a polymer-based membrane as a potential drug delivery platform.

The researchers developed the membrane made from threads of a polymer commonly used in vascular sutures, according to the university’s website. The membrane can be loaded with therapeutic drugs and implanted in the body before its electric potential is activated by mechanical forces and the drugs are slowly released. The researchers published information on the system in ACS Applied Bio Materials.

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