Origami as a drug delivery device? UPenn researchers are working on itThursday, June 06, 2013Related TagsHigher Education, Life Sciences Philadelphia A research team from the University of Pennsylvania received a grant recently to investigate origami as a tool for drug delivery, reports R&D Magazine.Collaborating with researchers at Cornell Univ., the Penn team will share in a $2-million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Div. of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation. The grant is through a program called ODISSEI, or Origami Design For The Integration Of Self-assembling Systems For Engineering Innovation. The program draws inspiration from the Japanese art of paper folding, but the Penn team suggested adding a variant of the technique, known as kirigami, in which the paper can be cut as well as folded. Allowing for cuts and holes in the material makes it easier to fold rigid, three-dimensional structures. Original source: R&D MagazineRead the full story here.
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