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Ultrasound-triggered pain relief

The ability to release an anaesthetic from liposomes by applying ultrasound opens up the possibility of managing localized pain on-demand.

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Fig. 1: Application of ultrasound to anaesthetic-loaded liposomes.

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Couvreur, P. Ultrasound-triggered pain relief. Nat Biomed Eng 1, 625–626 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41551-017-0121-x

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