Brown University School of Engineering

News from July, 2013

Faculty Growth

Six new faculty to join School of Engineering

Six new faculty representing biomedical engineering, neuroengineering, chemical engineering, and solid mechanics will join Brown's School of Engineering, part of a multiyear investment in the school’s  growth.

Drug Delivery

Polymers key to oral protein-based drugs

Edith Mathiowitz:
In a new study, a “bioadhesive” coating developed at Brown University significantly improved the intestinal absorption into the bloodstream of nanoparticles that someday could carry protein drugs such as insulin. Such a step is necessary for drugs taken by mouth, rather than injected directly into the blood.

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