Developing Nanoscience

appling a nano medical device to a patient

Developing Nanoscience

Developing Nanoscience

Less Invasive Procedures

From microneedle patches to point-of-care diagnoses to image-guided diagnostics and surgery, nanotechnology research at Georgia Tech is beginning to deliver on its promise to target illnesses more directly and effectively, with less disruption to surrounding tissues and bodily systems.

Tony Kim holding up microfluidic chip
Fight Against Top Killer, Clogged Arteries, Garners Acclaimed NIH Award 

Very many lives may someday depend on the work of researchers like Tony Kim. He’s fighting atherosclerosis, the foremost cause of coronary artery disease, which is America’s single greatest killer.

A researcher holding a microneedle patch containing a vaccine
Microneedle Patches for Flu Vaccination Successful 

Researchers believe a new self-administered, painless vaccine skin patch containing microscopic needles could significantly increase the number of people who get vaccinated. 

close up of nano particles which look like human cells
Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Research scientists at Georgia Tech have shown that gold nanoparticles can prevent cancer cells from multiplying and kill them where they lurk.

scientist viewing food samples
Enhanced Food Safety

Biosensors developed by GTRI can discover e.coli and salmonella in food, as well as other dangerous pathogens at the factory level, eliminating the need for costly laboratory tests.

scienctist doing research on flu
Detecting Avian Flu on the Fly

Current detection methods take days to produce results, but a new biosensor developed at GTRI can detect avian flu in just minutes, economically and without the need for labels or reagents.