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Drug delivery expected to improve with new ‘triggered-release’ mechanism

More efficient could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of .

'Parent' Nanoparticle to 'Daughter'
A series of (TEM) images that show the transition from the “parent” cylindrical to the spherical “daughter” .

Credit:Prof Andrew Dove /


Published in journal the research, Structural reorganization of cylindrical nanoparticles triggered by polylactide stereocomplexation, could “raise new possibilities in how we can administer medical treatments”, says Professor Dove. “We’re planning to study this as a new treatment for cancer but the principle could potentially be applied to a wide range of diseases.”

University of Warwick