Monthly Archives: July 2014

Surfactant-like PEG derivatives for drug delivery

Creative PEGWorks developed a series of amphiphilic, surfactant-like PEG derivatives and they are now available for purchase at http://www.creativepegworks.com. PEG surfactants and pegylated lipids can be used for drug delivery and formulation, to enhance drug solubility, improve bioavailability and pharmacokinetics, … Continue reading

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Fluorescent or Radioactive PEG-like Nanoprobes

Researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School developed novel “PEG-like Nanoprobes’’ with controllable pharmacokinetics and  tunable fluorescence. The “PEG-like Nanoprobes’’ nanoparticles feature a unique design where a single PEG polymer surrounds a short fluorochrome and radiometal bearing … Continue reading

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Designer Proteins Trigger Cell Death – a new cancer therapy?

Researchers from University of Washington and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute use an innovative computational design approach coupled with in-vitro-targeted evolution to produce a potent polypeptide inhibitor that triggers apoptosis of virus-infected cancer cells, suppresses tumor growth and extends survival … Continue reading

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