Observing nano-bio interactions in real time

14 Sep 2015

Technique developed by NUS-led team provides more precise understanding of how proteins in the bloodstream bind to nanoparticles, paving the way for better design of nanomedicinesResearchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a technique to observe, in real time, how individual blood components interact and modify advanced nanoparticle therapeutics. The method, developed by an interdisciplinary team consisting clinician-scientist Assistant Professor Chester Lee Drum of the Department of Medicine at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, Professor T. Venky Venkatesan, Director of NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute, and Assistant Professor James Kah of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, helps guide the design of future nanoparticles to interact in concert with human blood components, thus avoiding unwanted side effects. This research was published online in the journal Small, a top multidisciplinary journal covering research at the nano- and microscale, on 10 September 2015.   Read more at: