Novel nanotechnology materials that mimic the properties of nucleic acids
Nanomaterials find numerous biomedical applications in diagnosis, drug delivery and implant production. Desirable nanomaterial properties include the ability to self-assemble and fold into defined 3D structures that can recognise specific targets and catalyse reactions. The EU-funded InfoMols project aims to develop synthetic oligomeric molecules that consist of repeating subunits. Researchers wish to replicate the inherent ability of nucleic acids to encode and express chemical information into synthetic nanomaterials that form duplexes through hydrogen bonding. The work is expected to advance the field of nanotechnology and expand its implementation in biomedicine.
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