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Nontoxic Nanoparticle Can Deliver and Track Drugs

November 17, 2008

dissolved nanoparticles A nontoxic nanoparticle developed by Penn State researchers is proving to be an all-around effective delivery system for both therapeutic drugs and the fluorescent dyes that can track their delivery. Full Story

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