Recent news: “Cell Electrophysiology with Carbon Nanopipettes” by M.G. Schrlau, N.J. Dun, and H.H. Bau was recently published in ACS Nano. The article was also featured in an editorial article entitled, “Bridging Macro and Nano” by P.T. Hammond and specifically introduced in the journal.
Dr. Michael Schrlau was invited to give a talk on April 7th about carbon-based nanostructures and their applications in cell physiology at the Cafe Scientifique Philadelphia, co-hosted by The Franklin Institute. In the talk, Dr. Schrlau highlighted carbon nanotubes/nanopipes and how they motivated the development of CNPs and their application as cell injectors and sensors.
Why Is Small So Big?
Nanotechnology deals with products and processes that are measured in almost unbelievably small increments called “nanometers”—one billionth of a meter.
At the nanoscale, materials differ from larger objects in their physical, chemical and biological properties; therefore, they lend themselves to new and improved materials, systems and devices. Nanotechnology is behind the development of such diverse advancements as:
- Drug Delivery
- Biofiltration and Separation sciences
- Improved coatings for medical devices
Thanks to rapid advances in this exciting new field, we now have the tools and talents to manipulate materials on the molecular scale—a technology literally changing the world as we know it.