Tiny particles that can be delivered through an asthma-style inhaler have destroyed lung cancer cells in a lab dish and will soon be tested in animals.

Developed by researchers from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, the drug delivery system uses “nanoparticle cluster bombs” to treat cancerous lung cells.

“Based on what we’ve been able to do so far, we have practical hopes that a new lung delivery platform for lung cancer can be established,” says researchers Raimar Loebenberg.

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