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Plankton inspired stealth armor for slow release microscopic drug vehicles

By Rob Aid
29 January 2011

stefan-bon-plankton-biomimicrySome forms of plankton and bacteria have the ability to build an extra natural layer of nanoparticle-like armor. That ability has inspired chemists at the University of Warwick to create a remarkably simple way to give drug bearing polymer vesicles (microscopic polymer based sacs of liquid) their own armored protection. The technology could be used… »