Posted Nov. 29, 2016 at 10:05 a.m.

Premium Lock NCSU, UNC scientists develop 'smart patch' to deliver blood thinners as needed

Published: 2016-11-29 10:05:35
Updated: 2016-11-29 10:05:35

Closeup of microneedle patch The thrombin-responsive microneedle patch is made of heparin-modified hyaluronic acid. Image courtesy of Yuqi Zhang. Image 1 of 2 · Next Image…

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a smart patch designed to monitor a patient's blood and release blood-thinning drugs as needed to prevent the occurrence of dangerous blood clots - a condition known as thrombosis. In an animal model, the patch was shown to be more effective at preventing thrombosis than traditional methods of drug delivery....

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