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11.01.2016 | New Nature Nanotechnology Publication: Orbit 16 Used for Exciting Research on Synthetic DNA Nanopores

MUNICH, GERMANY, January 11, 2016 -- Scientist from University College London and Nanion Technologies just published their work in Nature Nanotechnology, where the Orbit 16 was used to characterize synthetic DNA nanopores. 

"A biomimetic DNA-made channel for the ligand-controlled and selective transport of small-molecule cargo through a biological membrane"

Jonathan R. Burns, Astrid Seifert, Niels Fertig, Stefan Howorka
11th January 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2015.279

DNA ‘building blocks’ pave the way for improved drug delivery
DNA has been used as a ‘molecular building block’ to construct synthetic bio-inspired pores which will improve the way drugs are delivered and help advance the field of synthetic biology, according to scientists from UCL and Nanion Technologies.
The study, published today in Nature Nanotechnology and funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Leverhulme Trust and UCL Chemistry, shows how DNA can be used to build stable and predictable pores that have a defined shape and charge to control which molecules can pass through the pore and when.

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