Volume 92 Issue 25 | p. 29 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 23, 2014

Two-Faced Dendrimers Form Onionlike Vesicles

Controllable bilayer and multilayer dendrimersomes could be useful for drug delivery
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Organic SCENE
Keywords: dendrimer, dendrimersome

Researchers have discovered six new Janus dendrimers that self-assemble into uniform onionlike vesicles with predictable dimensions and a controllable number of internal bilayers (Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2014, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1402858111). They envision the vesicles, dubbed dendrimersomes, being used for drug delivery one day: Each layer could be loaded with various types or doses of drugs that get . . .

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