Congrats Qian and Jason! Their manuscript entitled “Polymeric perfluoropentane nanoemulsions are a versatile platform for ultrasonic drug uncaging” is currently available on the preprint server bioRxiv at https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/05/04/315044.
This work developed polymeric perfluoropentane nanoemulsion as a generalized platform for localized ultrasonic drug delivery. They showed that this nanotechnology platform can be used to encapsulate most hydrophobic drugs. Their nanoemulsions have shown excellent ultrasound responsiveness and bioeffects for a wide variety of drugs, and demonstrated a stability that yields high potential for clinical translation for noninvasive ultrasonic drug uncaging in the brain and body.