Robert Langer on targeted drug delivery for future medicine
By Beth Lebwohl
Robert Langer of M.I.T. helped pioneer targeted drug delivery systems. They are a way of getting drugs to specific parts of the body – even a specific kind of cell. Dr. Langer builds these systems using polymers – long chains of molecules such as those in plastics or rubber – which he engineers at a microscopic scale. He spoke with EarthSky’s Beth Lebwohl about his work and about the future of targeted drug delivery....
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