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Better Drug Delivery With New Smart Inhaler (Image 2)

June 27, 2012
This computer controlled inhaler system implements a technology that for the first time, tightly controls where inhaled drugs end up in the respiratory system. Developed by engineers at North Carolina State University, the system could improve treatment of diseases by targeting drugs onto diseased tissue without affecting healthy areas of the throat and lungs--a breakthrough for patients suffering from lung cancer, asthma, diabetes and other ailments. Credit: Roger Winstead, North Carolina State University