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July 23rd, 2009

Oral drugs that can pack more of a punch

Abstract:
It may be the latest scientific trend, but Professor Simon Benita of the Hebrew University's School of Pharmacy has been working with nanotechnology since long before it had a name.

His 25 years of research in nanotech has culminated in a new vehicle for oral drug delivery based on the microencapsulated double-coated nanocapsules that he developed.

Normally, our bodies' defenses would stop and break down orally administered drugs, so that we only benefit from about three-quarters of their potential effectiveness. Now, thanks to P-gpBypass, Benita's invention, important cancer and HIV drugs as well as a range of immunosupressants should be able to slip through those defenses to treat disease more effectively.

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