Future of drug delivery seen in a crystal ball

A Drexel University materials scientist in Philadelphia has discovered a way to encapsulate medication to deliver it more effectively inside the body,— a possible future drug-delivery platform.
Until now, crystals have grown in rigid, structured formations (like the snowflake) — with a web of straight lines connecting to making a grid that grows into the crystalline flake.*
But the formation of a crystal is affected by the environment in which it forms.