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Electric fields could help deliver restenosis drug:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Early experiments using Genetronics' electroporation catheter have shown the device may be effective for delivering the cardiovascular drug heparin to artery walls to prevent them re-blocking following angioplasty. The rabbit studies showed that the electroporation technique, in which electric field open pores in the cells of the arterial wall, showed a 76% increase in heparin uptake compared with other methods of local drug delivery, according to the San Diego, California-based company.

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