The way we deliver treatments to our bodies can have a huge impact on how successful it is. Being able to target a specific area can make drug delivery more efficient and have a greater impact.
As engineers we are always looking for ways to simplify procedures and get the best for consumers.
Often the best lessons we can learn come from taking cues from systems that already exist in nature.
New research from the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has done just that by developing a method of targeting inflamed tissues with cellular backpacks.