Tiny devices delivering drugs precisely where needed
Don’t let their mini size fool you! Tiny mobile magnetic devices are showing huge potential for future biomedical applications. However, the use of these micro- and nanodevices in clinical settings is not easy. The EU-funded ANGIE project will forge ahead with small-scale robotics, magnetic navigation systems and localised targeted drug delivery. Specifically, the project will develop magnetically steerable wireless nanodevices for the targeted delivery of therapeutic agents via the body’s vascular system. By creating a baseline of knowledge and skills for localised targeted drug delivery, the project will increase health professionals’ capacity to treat multiple chronic diseases. Moreover, it will enable doctors to deliver drugs precisely where needed with minimal side effects.