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15 November 2002 News Update


A Northern Ireland university company has developed an innovative system of drug delivery.

The Gendel's system uses red blood cells as a conduit and ordinary diagnostic ultrasound waves as a trigger, pharmaceuticals can be delivered directly to the organ or area of the body where they are specifically needed.

The accuracy of the process makes it particularly suitable for administering the type of drugs used in chemotherapy treatment for cancer, as other tissues would be able to remain unaffected and the side-effects from what are usually toxic drugs are considerably reduced.

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