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Posted: Jul 15, 2013
Crowdfunding a nanotechnology application (w/video)
(Nanowerk News) Two researchers at York University in the UK have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise enough cash to research a nanoparticle cancer treatment that's delivered via a patch - the Nanject. The two are looking to rise $3000 for their project – to buy chemicals and raw materials – which is listed on Microryza ("Targeted Drug Delivery by using Magnetic Nanoparticles").
The goal of this project is to develop a pharmaceutical Nano Patch which is called the Nanject.This patch can be applied to the skin and will deliver specific amounts of target drugs where necessary. The team is initially developing a patch for treating cancer, by injecting microscopic particles (or nanoparticles) into the bloodstream that can pinpoint, attach themselves to, and kill cancer cells. They are then naturally disposed by the body.
This technology could potentially revolutionise health care and medicine and save millions of lives around the world as well as allow treatment of new types of cancer.