Focused Ultrasound Mediated Drug Delivery across the Urothelium

Project Name: Focused Ultrasound Mediated Drug Delivery across the Urothelium
Status: Closed
Primary Site: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Sponsor Organization: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Funded Date: Feb 06, 2018
Funding Period: Feb 06, 2018 - Feb 05, 2019
Funding Program: Research Award
Category: Pre-Clinical
Amount Awarded: $100,000.00


The bladder wall is tough and relatively impermeable which protects the body but also prevents drugs and other therapeutics from crossing from the bladder into surrounding tissues. Focused ultrasound mediated sonoporation may increase the permeability of the bladder without damaging it, allowing for a novel means of bladder therapy with minimal side effects.

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