Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Squeezing Out a Victory Against Cancer?

From a fascinating article at MIT Review, a small bio-tech firm appears to have developed a method for allowing cancer-killing drugs to enter into individual cells that were previously impenetrable:
A new microfluidic device, recently developed by a startup called SQZ Biotech, can get microscopic material into cells quickly and cheaply by vigorously squeezing those cells, temporarily making their membranes permeable.
For the rest of the article on this amazing new technology, including photos of the squeezing process in action, click here.  [ht: Glenn Reynolds]