Small packages: UI nanotechnology firm gets $2 million boost in fight against cancer

3D cystoscopy
Coralville-based NanoMedTrix is using nanoparticles to deliver chemotherapy drugs directly to cancerous growths. The tiny particles also include a contrast agent to allow tumors to be visualized, as in this 3D virtual cystoscopy.
A novel technology that delivers anti-cancer drugs via nanoparticles to tumors – and helps physicians monitor them in real time — has won a University of Iowa spin-out a $2 million Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Cancer Institute to help the company find a partner in the pharmaceutical world. […]
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