Tag Archives: drug delivery

Electric Chip Recovers Drug Nanoparticles from Blood

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have discovered a new technique to isolate nanoparticles from blood plasma. An oscillating electric field can separate nanoparticles from complex liquids, allowing to recover, for example, drug-delivery particles. The finding could also have applications in industrial and environmental settings. The study has been published in the journal Small. Drug-carrying […]

Shape-Shifting DNA Devices Show Promising Future for Nanotechnology

Researchers from Technische Universität München have created reversible DNA structures taking advantage of the weak DNA stacking interactions. The authors created devices such as a nanorobot and a pair of nanoscissors that could change their conformation by switching the temperature of the salt concentration. This advance in DNA nanotechnology, published in Science, paves the way […]

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Using 3D DNA Nanoparticles to Deliver Drugs: 3DNA

  A new method of delivering drugs might be just around the corner with Genisphere using 3D DNA nanostructure that can be functionalized to deliver drugs and other molecules to a variety of targets. Genisphere’s 3DNA® nanotechnology drug delivery platform is being touted as a versatile, multivalent and rapid delivery platform with wide applications in […]

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Researchers Develop Two-Faced “Janus” Nanotubes

A team of researchers from the University of Warwick and the University of Sydney have developed two faced nanotubes and named it after Janus, the Roman god with two faces. These nanotubes are made out of proteins using molecular engineering techniques and they are very versatile in nature with potential for a wide range of […]

Shapeshifting Phototrophic Hydrogels and More…

Bioengineers at University of California, Berkeley have developed a phototrophic hydrogel that can be manipulated using near infrared light. The phototropic hydrogels opens new avenues for research in the field of soft robotics, drug delivery systems and tissue engineering. This phototrophic hydrogel mimics the way plant cells respond to light and is made of a […]