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Title: Multirate delivery of multiple therapeutic agents from metal-organic frameworks

The highly porous nature of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) offers great potential for the delivery of therapeutic agents. Here, we show that highly porous metal-organic frameworks can be used to deliver multiple therapeutic agents—a biologically active gas, an antibiotic drug molecule, and an active metal ion—simultaneously but at different rates. The possibilities offered by delivery of multiple agents with different mechanisms of action and, in particular, variable timescales may allow new therapy approaches. Here, we show that the loaded MOFs are highly active against various strains of bacteria.
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  1. Univ. of St. Andrews, St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
  2. Jagiellonian Univ., Krakow (Poland)
  3. The Univ. of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  4. NovaBiotics Ltd., Aberdeen (United Kingdom)
  5. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
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APL Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2166-532X
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
Country of Publication:
United States
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; drug delivery; microstructured fibers; bacteria; materials properties; nickel