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Novel “Hydrogel” Carriers for Anticancer Drugs Developed – Technology Networks

Researchers have developed novel hydrogels to effectively target drugs to specific tumor sites in response to temperature and pH changes within the tumor microenvironment….

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Cancer therapy in recent times relies on the use of several drugs derived from biological sources including different bacteria and viruses, among others. However, these bio-based drugs get easily degraded and therefore inactivated on administration into the body. Thus, effective delivery to and release of these drugs at target tumor sites are of paramount importance from the perspective of cancer therapy.
Recently, scientists have discovered unique three-dimensional, water-containing polymers, called…

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