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$1.7 million for Rutgers anti-HIV drug research

hs of a meter to deliver molecules of a drug directly to a target site. The drug molecules arrive intact and undiluted, without affecting or being affected by tissues they might contact on their journey. This approach is known as "biopharmaceutical targeting."

"Drug delivery technologies using biomaterials have been used effectively in patients to enhance the pharmacological activity of drugs other than those that treat AIDS," Sinko said.

"Surprisingly, there are very few biopharmaceutical targeting efforts being undertaken to improve the treatment of HIV infection, even though there is clinical proof that reductions in the dose and frequency of this system result in reduced side effects and better therapeutic outcomes," he added.

With this new long-term federal funding in place, Sinko and his Rutgers research collaborators, Stanley Stein and Xaioping Zhang, can concentrate on the design, development and testing of novel anti-HIV drug delivery systems.


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Contact: Joseph Blumberg
blumberg@ur.rutgers.edu
732-932-7084 x652
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
6-Jun-2006


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