Many people are engaged in cancer medicine these days. But did you know that the material delivering the active ingredients is almost as important as the active ingredients itself?
These are called drug carriers. It is important that the drug carriers can carry as much active ingredients as possible, that they do not disintegrate too early and that they are able to reach the right area in the body. Besides, they should not be toxic to humans or to the environment. This is what Nacamed is doing. By using a specially designed reactor, Nacamed has succeeded in developing an efficient and high quality production of porus silicon nanoparticles. Research shows that porous silicon particles are well suited as drug carriers.
In the first phase, Nacamed will be focusing on cancer medicine. In cancer medicine, it is especially important that the drug carriers do a good job because the active ingredients are often toxic. This implies many negative side effects on healthy cells, and therefore, you would not want the drug to affect the healthy tissue. Even though cancer medicine will be the main focus in the beginning, this work has the potential of benefiting many types of medicine.