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September 3rd, 2009

Nanoparticle research

Abstract:
A new £1m UK study will analyse the levels at which nanoparticles can be deemed safe within biological cells.

The funds were awarded to researchers at Swansea University's Centre for NanoHealth by the EPSRC's Nanoscience through Engineering to Application cross-council programme.

The funding is part of a larger £1.4m research grant to Swansea University and collaborators at the Institute of Materials Research at Leeds University who are developing techniques to accurately measure the nanoparticle dose delivered to biological cells, track the dose dilution as cells reproduce and provide vital information for researchers studying any potential toxic responses.

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theengineer.co.uk

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