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Press Release 06-172

Melts in Your Body, Not in Your Hand

Super-stable glass may aid drug delivery through the body

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A new type of glass may one day be used to deliver medicines inside the body.

A type of glass created by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison using a new vapor-deposition method is extremely stable. The rainbow of colors in this super-stable glass comes from variations in its thickness.

Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison


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University of Wisconsin researchers have developed a new method for creating a stable glass.

Mark Ediger, Ken Kearns and Steve Swallen, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, developed a new method for creating a stable glass.

Credit: University of Wisconsin-Madison


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