Off-the-shelf nanoparticles

  April 28/May 5, 2008
A library of more than 1,200 nanoparticles opens the way for researchers to select particles for delivering drugs, matching particle properties to drug and target disease rather than building a nanoparticle from scratch. Some of the library's nanoparticles are well suited for delivering the small pieces of RNA used to turn off specific genes in RNA interference, a new technique that shows promise for treating cancer and other diseases.

Research paper:
A Combinatorial Library of Lipid-like Materials for Delivery of RNAi Therapeutics
Nature Biotechnology, published online April 27, 2008

Researcher's homepage:
Robert Langer

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