A new drug delivery system with controlled release of antibiotic only in the presence of infection.


An ideal drug delivery system (DDS) releases an appropriate drug at specific locations and times. We tried to create a new antibiotic delivery system that releases gentamicin only when wounds are infected by Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P.A.). Exudate from the dorsal pouch of rats infected with P.A. showed significantly higher hydrolytic activity-thrombin-like… (More)