Nanoparticle delivery by controlled bacteria

J. J. Diao, Dong Hua, Jinqun Lin, H. Henry Teng, Dechang Chen*

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We present a new approach for nano-object directional delivery by bacteria based upon a taxiscontrolled mechanism. In this method, a stimulus is used to direct the bacteria's motion. When carrying nano-objects, the bacteria demonstrated the ability to deliver the "loads" to targets where the stimulus is positioned. The scheme of using taxis for targeted delivery may hold a promising future for a new route to bridge nanotechnology and biotechnology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1749-1751
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Issue number10
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacteria
  • Controlled delivery
  • Nanoparticles
  • Taxis


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