Researchers Develop Sugar Pills Flowing Through the Body Delivering Drug Treatments Where Needed

Saturday, September 8, 2018 - 13:24

Researchers have developed sugar pills flowing through the bodies, diagnosing diseases and delivering drug treatments where needed.

Researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have placed tens of thousands of micromotors into pills created out of lactose and maltose, two sugars chosen because they’re nontoxic, easy to mold into tablets, and can disintegrate when needed.

When they tested the pills in lab mice, the researchers found that the micromotors encapsulated in sugar did a better job of delivering their drugs than ones delivered via liquid solutions or tablets created out of silica.

READ MORE: A Pill for Delivering Biomedical Micromotors [EurekAlert]

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