Nanoparticle Discovery Opens Door for Pharmaceuticals

Nanoparticle Discovery Opens Door for Pharmaceuticals

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What a University of Central Florida student thought was a failed experiment has led to a serendipitous discovery hailed by some scientists as a potential game changer for the mass production of nanoparticles. Soroush Shabahang made the finding that could ultimately change the way pharmaceuticals are produced and delivered.

The discovery was based on using heat to break up long, thin fibers into tiny, proportionally sized seeds, which have the capability to hold multiple types of materials locked in place. The work, published in a recent issue of Nature, opens the door to a world of applications.

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