Physicists developed self-propelled droplets that can act as programmable micro-carriers
(Saarland University) In the life sciences, researchers are working to inject drugs or other molecules into a human body using tiny 'transport vehicles.' Researchers at the Saarland University and the University of Barcelona have shown in a model system that small emulsion droplets can be used as smart carriers. They have developed a method for producing self-propelled liquid droplets capable of providing spatially and temporally controlled delivery of a 'molecular load'. The study was published in 'Communications Physics'.