University of Akron polymer research turns toward opioid-related work

The University of Akron’s College of Polymer Science and Engineering is finding new applications for polymers — and possibly bolstering its own relevance — by engineering new materials that can integrate with other molecules.

And one of the first areas where this approach is being applied is in the urgent world of opioid addiction. Researchers have developed two new technologies — one that could lead to fewer patients becoming addicted to opioids as a result of a prescription and one that would help protect first responders.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Written by Dan Shingler.

Originally published November 4, 2018.

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