Dental Development Could Lead to New Drug Delivery Systems


What’s next in health reported on a new system to prevent tooth disease.  Not much could be duller than dental disease right?  Wrong!  This has huge implications for drug delivery system development.  I can see using systems like this to embed drugs in the abdominal or pelvic cavities. There are sprayable polymers already– create one to release slowly drugs and the possibilities are endless. These include andiadhesion agents, chemotherapy, fertility enhancers or contraceptives etc. Easily introduced through laparoscopic surgery.  The idea of a drug resevoir inside body cavities has never been fully developed.  This is a step forward.  See spraygel post for another related drug delivery idea.

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