Bubbles, ultrasound and radiotherapy: creating a new approach to drug delivery
Professor Stride said: ‘We’re extremely fortunate to be working in a building where different types of scientists share the same facilities. Our project came about as the result of a conversation over coffee about using advanced fluorescence microscopy to characterise microbubbles’.
The team will explore how to target chemotherapy drugs by encapsulating them in microbubbles and delivering them through direct injection or via circulation in the bloodstream. To release the drug, while preventing it from affecting nearby healthy tissue, the team will use high-intensity ultrasound waves to burst the bubbles near the tumour.
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Published on 15 December 2016