Imaging particle distribution in the lungs. Credit: John Links / JHU
From drug delivery tools to environmental sensors to “super“ cleaners, the very small products resulting from nanotechnology are demonstrating big potential to improve the quality of life. Researchers at the Institute for NanoBioTechnology (INBT) are involved in both developing new nanotechnologies and analyzing their potential risks.
At the nanoscale, a material’s physical and chemical properties – such as strength, optical absorption, and electrical conductivity – change. These very small materials with different properties are enabling new technologies like nano-sized capsules that can deliver medicine directly to damaged cells in the body. [Read more...]