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Needle-coated pill offers safe oral delivery of insulin, vaccines

A pill coated with tiny needles may help improve oral treatments, according to researchers. When swallowed, the pill delivers large molecules such as insulin into the lining of the stomach and does so more efficiently than an injection under the skin.

Detoxified anthrax used to deliver cancer drugs within cells

MIT scientists have employed a harmless version of the anthrax causing bacteria for drug delivery purposes, using it to insert drugs known as antibody mimics inside cells in the fight against cancer. 

MIT discovers malaria parasitic waste has Dx biomarker potential

Malaria parasites produce waste products as they spread in the blood. Those parasitic discharges may give scientists an ideal diagnostic biomarker to help spot the infection and determine how serious it is, researchers have found.

Biodegradable film strip enabling 14 months of drug delivery prototyped by MIT team

A team of MIT researchers successfully tested a thin-film drug delivery system enabling steady, sustained release of medication for about 14 months, a scientific advancement with major commercial implications. 

MIT engineers discover key mechanism behind gold nanoparticle delivery

Gold nanoparticles are once again in the drug delivery spotlight as MIT scientists have discovered a mechanism by which the particles enter cells and could thus act as better drug carriers.

Researchers developing state-changing surgical robots

Robotics company Boston Dynamics and MIT are teaming up to develop the next generation of robots. The duo developed a new composite material that can quickly transform from a rigid state into a softer one by softening its joints with heat.

MIT, MicroCHIPS develop remote-controlled contraceptive with on-off delivery

A new contraceptive implant developed by Lexington, MA-based MicroCHIPS could give women remote-controlled access to their hormone administration, offering up to 16 years of specifically dosed delivery and thus more authority over their birth control regimens.

Researchers aim to sneak antibiotics into bacteria via naturally occurring molecule

Researchers are attempting to develop methods of sneaking drugs past bacteria's external defense system by delivering therapies via molecules that bacteria secrete to find and obtain iron. 

Inspired by a plunger, new device cuts wound-healing costs

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a finalist for the 2014 Hult Prize after developing a simple wound-therapy device to improve the lives of those lacking access to adequate medical care.

Drugmaker will use MIT 3-D printing process to make fast-melting capsules

The industry is looking for new ways to manufacture drugs which will save it money and Aprecia thinks it has found it in a method that it has licensed from MIT: 3-D printing.