Injectable sponges can deliver drugs, stem cells

11/15/2012 | Yahoo

Researchers at Harvard University have developed an injectable, compressible gel-based sponge that can release drugs and stem cells into the body. After injection, the sponge goes back to its original size, then disintegrates. The sponge has potential uses in transplanting stem cells for tissue regeneration or in delivering immune cells, a researcher said. The team's findings were published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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