The Role of Shape for Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery by Nanotechnology

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Title: The Role of Shape for Enhancing Therapeutic Delivery by Nanotechnology
Description: Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence (CCNE) are investigating the role of size and shape of cellular interactions with their uniquely shaped PRINT particles. Examining how cells interact with particles of differing geometries may lead to new insights about how cells internalize synthetic materials and how rational design of shape can be applied for the more efficient delivery of therapeutics by nanoscale materials. The image set shown here is of a cell interacting with a 'helicopter' shaped particle.

This image is part of the Nanotechnology Image Library collection.
Topics/Categories: Science and Technology -- Nanotechnology
Type: Color, Photo
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Tammy W. Shen, Tilda Barliya, Ph.D., J. Christopher Luft, Ph.D., and Joseph M. DeSimone, Ph.D.
Date Created: May 1, 2012
Date Added: July 25, 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.