Nanotoxicology is the study of the toxicity of nanomaterials and focuses on how the size and unique properties of nanoparticles influences their impact on human health and the environment. Nanosafety is a field that aims to understand the physical and chemical characteristics that can be engineered into a particle in order to maximize its safety. Together these two disciplines are providing fundamental research results to support the rapidly increasing use of engineered nanoparticles in ways that are safe and sustainable.
To understand the structure-activity relationship of nanoparticles interacting with biological systems, it is important to conduct studies with precisely engineered nanomaterials that are highly characterized. By performing a set of experiments where only a single characteristic of the nanoparticle is altered, trends associated with that characteristic can be determined. Understanding the effect of each parameter allows for generalizations to be made for the more complex and relevant nanoparticles that are being produced and utilized at industrial scales.
NanoComposix has been supporting the nanotoxicology community for over 10 years and our particles have been included in hundreds of scientific publications on nanotoxicology and nanosafety. We have the largest library in the world of silver and gold nanoparticle variants, allowing different combinations of material, size, shape, and surface chemistry to be utilized to test hypotheses. Our BioReady branded particles are extensively washed to remove residual reagents, provided at higher particle concentrations, are sterile filtered, and have low endotoxin levels. Each lot is extensively characterized to give researchers the clearest understanding of the material properties being tested.
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