Compressing cells to let therapeutic drugs and genes in

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Compressing cells to let therapeutic drugs and genes in

By treating living cells like tiny absorbent sponges, researchers have developed a potentially new way to introduce molecules and therapeutic genes into human cells. The technique first compresses cells in a microfluidic device by rapidly flowing them through a series of tiny “speed bumps” built into the micro-channels, which compresses out small amounts of fluid. When the cells refill themselves, they bring in the macromolecules or genes.

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
cell membrane, microfluidic, Gene Therapy, macromolecule
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  • Created By: John Toon
  • Created On: Apr 30, 2018 - 1:21pm
  • Last Updated: Apr 30, 2018 - 2:47pm