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Photonics and Biophotonics

Biocompatability tests for nanoscale Ormosil particles raises hopes for use as neuro drug delivery agent

By / January 10, 2012

Ormosil particles in axons of fruit fly neurons appear as bright red spots. Even after long-term exposure, the cells and the flies themselves remain unharmed. (Credit: Shermali Gunawardena; PLoS One). Medical researchers and materials scientists have been collaborating in many places to develop novel micro-targeted drug delivery systems, often with multiple functions in mind. For…

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