• Question: At LSU, you did a project where you attatched medical drug agents to the nanoparticles, how did you do this?

    Asked by laceyc to Paige on 13 Mar 2012.
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      Paige Brown answered on 13 Mar 2012:

      Very good question! You can look at what I wrote in my answer to the question ‘How did you attach drugs to the nanoparticles’: https://healthm12.imanengineer.org.uk/2012/03/how-did-you-attach-drug-agents-to-the-nanoparticles

      I attached DNA (genetic) drugs to nanoparticles by adding a thiol bond to the end of the DNA drug. The thiol bond attaches easily and automatically to the nanoparticle surface! At the end, you get tons of DNA molecules attached to the nanoparticle like this:


      where the ‘S’ represents the ‘sulfur’ in the thiol bond!!