Every age in the history of human civilisation has a signature material, from the Stone Age, to the Bronze and Iron Ages. We might even call today’s information-driven society the Silicon Age.
Since the 1960s, silicon nanostructures, the building-blocks of microchips, have supercharged the development of electronics, communications, manufacturing, medicine, and more.
Nanogels are extremely versatile and hydrophilic materials that have a wide range of potential applications within the medical field. Research in this area has found that nanogels are particularly useful as therapeutic drug carriers and can also enhance medical diagnostics when used as carriers for novel imaging probes and contrast agents.Read more