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Using ultrasound waves, researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital have found a way to enable ultra-rapid delivery of drugs to the gastrointestinal tract. This approach could make it easier to deliver drugs to patients suffering from GI disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease.
A new approach to delivering inflammatory bowel disease treatments using a gel-like material has the potential to offer a more comfortable therapy that is less likely to have unintended side effects.
Researchers at MIT's Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and MGH have created a polymer gel that overcomes the risk of intestinal obstruction associated with medical devices designed to reside in the stomach.