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Faster production of a perfect particle

Published Feb 10, 2020

Researchers at KTH, with Professor Michael Malkoch leading the way, have developed a way to speed the production of so-called dendrimers, a precision polymer with several application areas within medicine.

Professor Michael Malkoch.

The production time, which previously took around eight hours in eight steps, has been shortened to two hours 20 minutes, and to a single step, which has resulted in a more advanced dendrimer. They can be charged with active substances such as cytostatic, diagnostic dye agents and target-seeking molecules.

According to researchers, dendrimers are the ultimate, synthetically produced carrier of medicines and where therapeutic usage is a highly relevant application area. The researchers’ work has been published in the weekly peer-reviewed Journal of the American Chemical Society .

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Last changed: Feb 10, 2020