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we, the Dresden Nanormous, use polymers to produce hollow nanoreactors or polymersomes, whose walls contain channels for controlled transport. These channels are built by the DNA-origami technique that way we produce a highly flexible system. By encapsulation of an enyzme and the addition of antibodies we create a smart nanoreactor which could be used to fight cancer!

Polymersome

DNA origami channel

Internal reaction

The picture shows a SEM image of our first polymersomes! The average diameter is about 200nm.

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Cryo-TEM images of incorporated DNA channel in Tri-block polymersomes indicated by green arrows.

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