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March 8th, 2010

Harness technology to reduce drug cost

Abstract:
Considering the scenario that cancer affects all classes of society, there is a huge need to come up with affordable medicines. This calls for a integration of medicines with nanotechnology.

Explaining how nanotechnology provides affordable medicine, Sengupta showed an example of the drug - Cisplatin. This drug, with a multi billion dollar market, is very effective. But this drug has been found out to be toxic to kidneys. Considering the fact that, Kidney can filter only up to 5 nm particles, scientists developed a new version of the drug with a bigger molecules (up t 100 nm) using nanotechnology. The clinical trial of this drug in mice has shown that it has cured ovarian cancer completely.

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