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Eleanor Stride Biomedical Engineer

If you knew what Dr. Eleanor Stride can do with bubbles, you’d never think of them as child’s play again.

Dr Eleanor Stride is a biomedical engineer working at Oxford University to develop revolutionary new methods for delivering chemotherapy drugs.

Eleanor works to create and control micro-bubbles which can be injected into the bloodstream of cancer patients, magnetically guided to the site of the cancer and then burst using ultrasound, releasing the chemotherapy drugs at the site of the cancer.

It is an approach that could revolutionise the delivery of chemotherapy to patients, avoiding the widespread destruction of healthy cells that is unavoidable with present treatments.

‘Born to Engineer – Eleanor Stride’ was produced for the ERA Foundation by Duck Rabbit as part of a campaign to attract young people into engineering education and careers.

Eleanor Stride

Biomedical Engineer Eleanor Strides' microbubbles could revolutionise chemotherapy and saving lives.


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