Into the Breach 2: Implantable Pharmacies

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Submitted by Md. Nasim Hyder, Nisarg J. Shah and Paula T. Hammond of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

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This image shows a biodegradable scaffold with a highly intricate porous surface that can be implanted in the body and used as a drug delivery depot to release multiple drugs in a controlled manner. Such an approach can be used for applications ranging from delivering chemotherapeutics to regenerative medicine to repair new tissue in the body.