No Refrigeration? Single Silk Device Can Store And Deliver Vaccine Or Antibiotic Without Costly ‘Cold Chain’

Researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering have discovered a way to maintain the potency of vaccines and other drugs – that otherwise require refrigeration – for months and possibly years at temperatures above 110 degrees F, by stabilizing them in a silk protein made from silkworm cocoons. Importantly, the pharmaceutical-infused silk can be made in a variety of forms such as microneedles, microvesicles and films that allow the non-refrigerated drugs to be stored and administered in a single device.

via No Refrigeration? Single Silk Device Can Store And Deliver Vaccine Or Antibiotic Without Costly ‘Cold Chain’.

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