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Work is in progress in the following areas:

  • Investigating the mechanism of release from polymeric delivery systems with concomitant microstructural analysis and mathematical modeling

  • Studying applications of these systems including the development of effective long-term delivery systems for insulin, anti-cancer drugs, growth factors, gene therapy agents and vaccines
  • Developing controlled release systems that can be magnetically, ultrasonically, or enzymatically triggered to increase release rates
  • Synthesizing new biodegradable polymeric delivery systems which will ultimately be absorbed by the body
  • Creating new approaches for delivering drugs such as proteins and genes across complex barriers in the body such as the blood-brain barrier, the intestine, the lung and the skin
  • Researching new ways to create tissue and organs including creating new polymer systems for tissue engineering
  • Stem cell research including controlling growth and differentiation
  • Creating new biomaterials with shape memory or surface switching properties
  • Angiogenesis inhibition



Langer Lab, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Room 76-661, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 | Phone: 617.253.3123 | Last updated: June 13, 2014