Calcium carbonate templates for drug delivery

The fast and targeted delivery of drugs to the focus of a disease could soon be made easier. Helmuth Möhwald and his colleagues from the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Golm, Potsdam, have developed a simple technique for the production of drug containers which can be channelled to a selected target in the body. The researchers use porous calcium carbonate microspheres as templates for the production of hollow three-dimensional balls. These can absorb medically effective substances and allow signalling molecules to be attached to their surface, with the help of which the spheres can then find their way to the diseased tissue.

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