Optimizing Drug Delivery Characteristics From Direct Control Over Nanoparticle Shape and Size
|Title:||Optimizing Drug Delivery Characteristics From Direct Control Over Nanoparticle Shape and Size|
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|
|Source:||National Cancer Institute|
|Creator:||Joseph DeSimone, Ph.D.|
|Date Created:||December 1, 2008|
|Date Added:||July 21, 2016|
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