Nanobiologics Research Corporation is researching methodologies to develop a delivery system at the nanoscale to take advantage of enhanced properties including bioavailability and increased rate of cellular absorption.
Pull a single strand of hair from your head and look at the tip. The average diameter of a human hair is about 50 microns.
Fundamental Concepts of Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology is based on molecular size. One nanometer is one billionth of a meter. Itʼs hard to imagine just how small that is, let’s take a look:
- There are 25,400,000 nanometers in an inch.
- A sheet of newspaper is about 100,000 nanometers thick.
- On a comparative scale, if a marble were a nanometer, then one meter would be the size of the Earth.
Nanoscience involves the ability to see and to control individual molecules.
Everything on Earth is made up of molecules, the food we eat, the medicines we take, the clothes we wear, the buildings and houses we live in, and our own bodies.