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Biodegradable Particles Can Bypass Mucus, Release Drugs Over Time
January 4, 2010
Researchers have created biodegradable nanosized particles that can easily slip through the body's sticky and viscous mucus secretions to deliver a sustained-release medication cargo.
Johns Hopkins University
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