Vandy researcher offers nanosponge

October 2007
Medical Device Daily;10/18/2007, Vol. 11 Issue 200, p3
The article presents information on a study on the use of nanosponge in drug delivery system, conducted by Eva Harth, assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Harth used a process known as cross-linking to fold molecules that are linear in shape into roughly spherical shapes of about 10 nanometers in diameter. Drug molecules can be inserted for transport because the resulting molecule presents a myriad of pore-like openings.


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