Developer unveils dendrimer nanostructure

May 18, 2005 — Dendritic NanoTechnologies Inc. announced today that it had created an affordable and scalable family of dendrimer nanostructures for use in commercial products but added that the dendrimers were not available to the research community. The Mount Pleasant, Mich.-based company develops advanced dendritic polymers. Dendrimers are sphere-shaped nanostructures that can be precisely engineered to carry molecules either encapsulated in the interior or attached to the surface.

The newest family, Priostar dendrimers, can be produced consistently in large quantities, according to Dendritic NanoTechnologies. For example, they can be engineered to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s requirements for precision, scalability, and reproducibility needed for biomedical products, and yet can be produced in the larger quantities required for use in advanced materials, coatings, personal and household applications and other commercial markets.


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