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Delivering drugs with light

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Technique enables precise control

David L. Shenkenberg

Although numerous drug delivery devices have been developed, few offer the precise control that light can provide. The dose and the time and location of release can be controlled by adjusting the properties and location of emitted light, as researchers from Queen’s University Belfast in the UK have demonstrated. Colin P. McCoy, the leader of the team, said that the group is interested in applying light-mediated drug delivery to treating infection in medical devices such as catheters. Such a technique in principle could be used to deliver any drug anywhere light has access, such as to...Read full article

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