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April 23rd, 2010
The Profitable World of Targeted Drug Delivery
In the classic 1966 science fiction movie Fantastic Voyage, a submarine equipped with medical devices was miniaturized to create a tiny, nanotech vessel. The fictional submarine, named Proteus, transported scientists through the human body to repair a blood clot in an important diplomat's brain.
Today, researchers are working on nanotechnologies that do essentially the same thing, though without a miniaturized Raquel Welch. Like the fictional craft Proteus, however, these remarkable "nanovesicles" can travel to specific sites in the body to deliver lifesaving therapies.
This is a truly disruptive technology that will eventually change the way virtually all drugs are delivered to the body. In the process, it will allow lower and safer doses, saving money both by cutting the amount of product needed and by reducing side effects and their many medical and legal costs. These savings will power this industry and provide early investors in these technologies truly transformational profits.
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