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 The leading web portal for pharmacy resources, news, education and careers September 22, 2017
Pharmacy Choice - Pharmaceutical News - Investigators from Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems Zero in on Drug Delivery Systems (Bioadhesive Bacterial Microswimmers for Targeted... - September 22, 2017

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 7/14/17 - Investigators from Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems Zero in on Drug Delivery Systems (Bioadhesive Bacterial Microswimmers for Targeted...

Investigators from Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems Zero in on Drug Delivery Systems (Bioadhesive Bacterial Microswimmers for Targeted Drug Delivery in the Urinary and Gastrointestinal Tracts)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week Current study results on Drugs and Therapies - Drug Delivery Systems have been published. According to news reporting originating from Stuttgart, Germany, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Bacteria-driven biohybrid microswimmers (bacteriabots), which integrate motile bacterial cells and functional synthetic cargo parts (e.g., microparticles encapsulating drug), are recently studied for targeted drug delivery. However, adhesion of such bacteriabots to the tissues on the site of a disease (which can increase the drug delivery efficiency) is not studied yet."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems, "Here, this paper proposes an approach to attach bacteriabots to certain types of epithelial cells (expressing mannose on the membrane), based on the affinity between lectin molecules on the tip of bacterial type I pili and mannose molecules on the epithelial cells. It is shown that the bacteria can anchor their cargo particles to mannose-functionalized surfaces and mannose-expressing cells (ATCC HTB-9) using the lectin-mannose bond. The attachment mechanism is confirmed by comparing the adhesion of bacteriabots fabricated from bacterial strains with or without type I pili to mannose-covered surfaces and cells."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The proposed bioadhesive motile system can be further improved by expressing more specific adhesion moieties on the membrane of the bacteria."

For more information on this research see: Bioadhesive Bacterial Microswimmers for Targeted Drug Delivery in the Urinary and Gastrointestinal Tracts. Advanced Science, 2017;4(6):141-149. Advanced Science can be contacted at: Wiley, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (American Scientific Publishers - www.aspbs.com/)

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting B. Mostaghaci, Max Planck Inst Intelligent Syst, Phys Intelligence Department, D-70569 Stuttgart, Germany. Additional authors for this research include O. Yasa, J. Zhuang and M. Sitti (see also Drugs and Therapies - Drug Delivery Systems).

Keywords for this news article include: Stuttgart, Germany, Europe, Drug Delivery Systems, Drugs and Therapies, Gastroenterology, Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems.

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