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APRIL 5, 2007
  Go With the Flow: Penn Researchers Show How Nanocylinders Deliver Medicine Better Than Nanospheres
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Nanospheres in flow are readily captured non-specifically by cells, as imaged in single particle fluorescence (left). In contrast, flexible nanocylinders “go with the flow” and evade such capture (right), allowing the drug-laden filaments to target specific sites of disease.

Image Credit: Dennis E. Discher, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; Nature Nanotechnology

Nano-spheres and -cylinders
 


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