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Microsponge to begin drug delivery trials

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Advanced Polymer Systems (US) has filed a US Investigational New Drug application to begin trials of its Microsponge system for delivering the chemotherapeutic 5-fluorouracil. The company's partner, Dermik Laboratories, will begin human safety studies in mid-1995. The treatment will be tested on actinic keratosis, a precancerous skin condition which affects around 60% of predisposed people over 40. If left untreated, it can lead to invasive skin cancer. Advanced Polymer and Dermik will co-market the product upon approval.

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