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14 Feb 2011

Novel Nanomembrane Electrically Pulses Hormone Drugs

A device built by South Korean researchers uses a nanoporous membrane made of electrically responsive polymers to provide both pulsed and on-demand drug release.

South Korean researchers have been working on a delivery mechanism which holds promise for use in new therapeutic methods being devised for hormone-related conditions, including infertility, dwarfism and diabetes.


Professor Jin Kon Kim and his team at Pohang University of Science Technology have now developed a new drug delivery device for pulsatile and on-demand drug release based on electrically actuatable nanoporous membranes made of polypyrrole.



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