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Silk Preserves Heat-Sensitive Drugs for Months without Refrigeration

Posted July 9th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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New research suggests silk can provide a strong protective layer around medicines, eliminating the need to refrigerate them along lengthy global delivery routes. Most vaccines and other drugs must be kept cold, and currently, nearly half lose potency because of refrigeration glitches between the manufacturer and recipient. Using silk made from silkworm cacoons and sold […]

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