Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Scientists strike gold in nanoparticle research

yeah, another nanotech post...

story from

Scientists in the US have developed a way to rapidly generate libraries of gold nanoparticles that could have an array of applications in the pharmaceutical industry, from target and drug discovery studies to drug delivery.

The team, headed by Jim Hutchinson of the University of Oregon's Materials Science Institute, said their technique allows rapid incorporation of specific functionality into the gold nanoparticles and can be used to incorporate a wide range of functional groups. It can also provide access to new materials inaccessible by other methods, claims the group.

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