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LSU AgCenter faculty have utilized natural plant derivatives to increase the solubility and permeability of paclitaxel to allow for oral administration. The derivatives replace harmful chemical and synthetic solvents normally required for paclitaxel to be absorbed by the body. This development could change not only the methodology of administration of paclitaxel from injection to oral but also make paclitaxel available as a preventative measure against the recurrence of cancer.
You can find more information about this technology in the LSU AgCenter Technology Showcase.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture