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Linking Biological Molecules to Fatty Acids To Aid Drug Delivery

News   Apr 03, 2020 | Original story from Houston Methodist

 
Linking Biological Molecules to Fatty Acids To Aid Drug Delivery

Houston Methodist researchers designed a platform where a diabetes drug was chemically linked to fatty acids and then packaged in a nanoparticle resistant to the stomach's gastric acids. Once inside the small intestine, the drug molecules were released from the nanoparticle and 24.8% of the drug was absorbed. Credit: Haifa Shen, Houston Methodist

 
 
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