Nanotechnology in Biotech
Articles and links describing the current and potential new applications of nanotechnology (i.e. nanoparticles) in biotechnology.
Nanotechnology applied to stem cell applications aids with tracking and labeling, systemic delivery, and controlling extracellular environments. Toxicity of nanoparticles to stem cells is also discussed.
How nanotechnology is being applied to nanomedicine and the treatment of diseases such as cancer.
A summary and classification of the nanoparticles most commonly used in nanomedical research and other biotechnological applications.
What are the risks to using nanoparticles in biotechnology, specifically biomedicine, and how can they be minimized?
Carbon nanotubes and buckyballs belong to a class of carbon-based nanoparticles known as the fullerenes.
Nanoshells are used in nanomedicine as a tool for radiation therapy because of their ability to target tumors.
Dendrimers are highly branched nanoparticles whose polymer branches consist of molecular hooks that can target specific biomolecules.
Liquid crystal pharmaceuticals (LCPs) are drug delivery systems that use organic liquid crystals for safe drug delivery.