Published in Drug Week, April 23rd, 2004
Unlocking how these soluble block polymers are able to self-assemble could potentially lead to a variety of uses such as controlled-release systems for sustained and modulated delivery of drugs or gene therapies.
Ames Laboratory materials chemist Surya Mallapragada and her research team are focusing on pentablock polymers - polymers that form in strings of five chains. Each string comprises two cationic (positively...
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