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Project Endovascular remote controlled drug capsules

Research Leader Niclas Roxhed, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

The project aims to develop extremely small drug capsules, about as thin as a hair, which can be delivered with endovascular techniques. The release of drugs from the capsule is controlled by a remote signal outside the body. This makes it possible to release medication on command, for example once a week or month without the need for a new procedure. To achieve this, we develop capsules based on micro- and nanotechnology that make it possible to construct mechanical structures on a micro-scale and which are activated in a specific way with the help of an external signal. The capsules will be evaluated with a cancer drug and tested in relevant models.