New method to make nanodiamonds is cheaper; Capsugel launches new easy-open pill;

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> Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an inexpensive way to make nanodiamonds, which can be used in drug delivery. Release

> Capsugel launched its capsule design for patients with difficulty swallowing--it is easy to open, and its contents can be sprinkled on food or in a drink. Release

> Florida International University scientists loaded the chemo drug taxol onto a magneto-electric nanoparticle to destroy ovarian tumors and keep healthy cells alive. Report

> Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed mesoporous silica nanoparticles designed to deliver cancer drugs. More

> Catalent introduced additions to its OptiGel line of delivery technologies, as well as its oral platform Zydis. More

> The American Association for Cancer Research heralded clinical trial results for CRLX101, a cancer treatment designed to cut off the blood supply feeding tumors by introducing the cancer drug camptothecin. Release (PDF)