Sperm-Hybrid Micromotor used on Targeted Drug Delivery

Scientists developed a sperm-driven micromotor, used as a targeted drug delivery system.

The sperm-hybrid micromotor is appealing to potentially treat diseases in the female reproductive tract.

This system is demonstrated to be an efficient drug delivery vehicle by first loading a motile sperm cell with an anticancer drug (doxorubicin hydrochloride), guiding it magnetically, to an in vitro cultured tumor spheroid, and finally freeing the sperm cell to deliver the drug locally.

via New Scientist

source ACS Nano