A novel method for control burst releasing of drug via a high frequency magnetic field (HFMF) from magnetic-sensitive silica nanospheres was developed. The nanospheres were synthesized by a combination of emulsion and sol-gel process with the particles controlled at about 80 nm in diameter. Under repeated exposures to the high frequency magnetic stimulus, the drug release behaviors showed reproducible slow-to-burst profiles while consecutively applying the magnetic stimulus at 10-mm switching time and the release profile restored immediately when the stimulus was removed. By taking this non-contact control-burst method, the magnetic silica nanospheres can be designed to treat the cancer therapy and urgent physiological needs.
- Controlled drug release