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Biodegradable Particles Can Bypass Mucus, Release Drugs Over Time

January 4, 2010

biodegradable nanoparticle 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. Full Story

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