Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritis -- MEDICA Trade Fair

Gel to fight rheumatoid arthritis

23/10/2017

Image: Immune cells; Copyright: Park J. et al, Advanced Materials (2017)

IBS scientists developed a hydrogel made of polymeric acrylamide (blue spaghetti) linked with crosslinkers (black), which can accommodate drug molecules (purple stars) within its mesh (grey). In the presence of nitric oxide (red), the linker is cleaved and the drug molecules can be released.