Australian scientists create nanotech chemo delivery vehicle

05/10/2007 | Reuters

Australia-based EnGeneIC says it has developed nano-cells derived from bacteria that target cancer cells and deliver chemotherapy in significantly lower doses. The EnGeneIC delivery vehicles has had positive results in primate trials and the goal is to help patients more easily tolerate chemo treatment. A researcher said, "For the first time there is a real possibility that this technology could lead to the use of multi-drug combinations and eventual custom-made therapies in cancer patients."

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