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Tools & Techniques Cancer, Biomedical engineering, Drug delivery

Cytotoxic Remediation

There is a challenge that oncologists have wrestled with for decades: how to provide patients with higher doses of cytotoxic drugs without potentially life-threatening toxicity. A 3D printed chemical absorber might provide the answer by “mopping up” excess cytotoxic drug before it enters the blood stream, according to a team based in the US (1). Here, we catch up with two of the researchers behind the device – Steven Hetts, Professor of  Radiology at the University of California] and Nitash Balsara, Professor of  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley– for the background story and to learn their next steps.

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