Smartphones as instruments for science

Feature article in Nature, Vol. 545, Issue 7652, pp. 119-121, 04 May 2017, “Pocket laboratories”   Summary of article: Since its introduction in 2007, smartphones have achieved a level of penetration in the consumer market, both in developing countries and developed economies, that it is almost ubiquitous in life. Buttressed by the multi-function and customization … More Smartphones as instruments for science

Microfluidics in biomedical science technology feature

Technology feature in Nature, Vol. 545, 25 May 2017, pp.511-514, “The making of a medical microchip”   Summary of article: A good overview of the use of microfluidics technology in medical diagnosis and point of care detection of etiological agents. Specifically, polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) based microfluidics technology was featured and its use in many areas of … More Microfluidics in biomedical science technology feature

The arduous process of drug discovery and development

Drug development is a continuous process. Specifically, there will always be drugs in preclinical development and more advanced ones in clinical trials. These medicines are typically exorbitant in cost due to a variety of reasons, the most important of which is their small production volume coupled with the need to recoup the hefty investment needed … More The arduous process of drug discovery and development

Shape changeable drug delivery vehicle for controlling residence time of capsule in specific parts of the body

Though advances in drug delivery has engender the ability to tune the concentration of drugs at specific parts of the body, there remains few technological solutions for localizing the drug delivery vehicle or capsule at particular organs for concentrating drugs to diseased sites. This situation comes forth due to reliance of most drug delivery capsules … More Shape changeable drug delivery vehicle for controlling residence time of capsule in specific parts of the body

Problems of invasive microtechnologies based drug delivery options for treating glaucoma

The field of drug delivery come about due to the inability of current methods for drug provision such as skin patch or oral medication to target specific groups of cells or tissues deep in the body; thereby, resulting in significant side effects on other cell types (most of them healthy). Additionally, given the myriad barriers … More Problems of invasive microtechnologies based drug delivery options for treating glaucoma