They look like red blood cells….but they are nanosponges!

Nanoparticles are currently a very popular topic in materials chemistry and a promising system for drug delivery and many other applications….

nanosponges

Nanosponges are less known, but still very promising. These particles are small sponges of the size of the virus that can mimic red blood cells. The use of nanosponges has several advantages for drug delivery applications, but also to remove toxins from the blood.

Interested in this topic? Read this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22365092 

Or watch this video to find out some surprising applications: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gdlwrDdDrQ

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