Friday, April 1, 2016

New potent nanodrug to combat antibiotic-resistant infections

An alternative therapeutic approach has been developed to fighting antibiotic-resistant infections. The novel method uses a targeted, light-activated nanodrug consisting of antibiotic-loaded nanoconstructs, which are nanoscale cages made of gold and coated with polydopamine. The antibiotic is loaded into the polydopamine coating. The gold nanocages convert laser irradiation to heat, resulting in the photothermal effect and simultaneously releasing the antibiotic from the polydopamine coating.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily

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