Bert Meijer

The synergy between nanotechnology and healthcare

For centuries, chemists have optimized the synthesis of the most useful molecular entities – from drugs to polymers – and in a following step these molecules are processed into systems and materials to obtain the function they are designed for. Today, nanotechnology, supramolecular chemistry, chemical biology, etc offer great opportunities to optimize the creation of these complex molecular systems. For healthcare, it is regarded to be essential to close the gap between the dynamics of living tissue and that of artificial systems, devices and materials. After a short introduction of the field covered by the symposium, a few recent examples of our group will be presented.

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