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Web Date: October 30, 2015

Tiny Boxes Hold Catalytic Surprise

Materials: Cages made from nanoparticles could challenge dominance of ELISA enzyme
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: JACS In C&EN, Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: nanoparticles, superstructures, assays, ELISA, enzyme, drug delivery, horseradish peroxidase

Researchers have been exploring ways to build tiny containers out of nanoparticles; such superstructures can help deliver drugs to specific tissues, hold molecules that act as biological sensors or catalyze reactions, and make it easier for microscopes or MRI machines to image tiny targets. Now, one group has come up with an easy way to build nanoparticle cages, and to their surprise, the boxes are much more efficient catalysts than an enzyme commonly used in . . .

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