IIT Delhi’s all-women team offers new drug delivery system t
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An IIT Delhi team, consisting of all women team members, has developed a new drug delivery platform, using nanoparticles, which will more effectively target bacterial infections, improving chances of recovery from cancer-related secondary infections.

The nanotechnology-based delivery system would be specifically useful for cancer patients because if the bacterial infection in cancer remains untreated, it can infect the host even after the cancer cells are killed by chemotherapy. If the antibiotic drugs are loaded on the nanoparticle, it makes its way through the bacteria even more.

They are planning to do dual drug delivery in order to kill bacterial infection as well as the cancer cells, in their next study.



https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-06014-4
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