Optimizing Drug Delivery Characteristics From Direct Control Over Nanoparticle Shape and Size

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Title: Optimizing Drug Delivery Characteristics From Direct Control Over Nanoparticle Shape and Size
Description: Researchers working as part of the Carolina Center of Nanotechnology Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are using nanotechnology to develop novel methods for treating and imaging cancer. The new technology developed at UNC is called PRINT (Particle Replication in Nonwetting Templates) and allows for the precise control over particle size, shape, composition, cargo and surface properties. Using the flexibility of the PRINT method these researchers are able to create truly engineered drug therapies. In this fluorescence microscopy image you can see “end-only” functionalized PRINT particles designed for orientational control strategies for cell uptake.

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Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.
Date Created: December 1, 2008
Date Added: July 21, 2016
Reuse Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and can be freely reused. Please credit the source and, where possible, the creator listed above.