Cellular Mimics Using Porous Silica Nanoparticles Encapsulated by Lipid Bilayers

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Title: Cellular Mimics Using Porous Silica Nanoparticles Encapsulated by Lipid Bilayers
Description: Researchers at the University of New Mexico Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnership (CNPP) and Cancer Nanoscience and Microsystems Training Center (CNTC) are developing new nanoparticle platforms for targeted cellular delivery of multicomponent cargos and observing their interaction with cells in vivo. In this depiction of their technology (termed 'Protocell'), porous silica nanoparticles loaded with multicomponent cargos, covered with a lipid bilayer act via a targeted delivery mechanism to release their contents directly to cancer cells.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Mona Aragon, Carlee Ashley, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Brinker, Ph.D.
Date Created: October 1, 2012
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.