How dangerous are errant nanoparticles? New imaging technology aims to find out

Sometimes it’s the small things that cause the biggest problems.

As modern manufacturing, consumer products and industrial processes continue to utilize the rapidly evolving science of nanotechnology, identifying and studying the possible adverse effects of nanoparticle exposure is vital to ensuring the health and safety of consumers, industry workers and the environment.

Luckily, researchers from the SUNY Polytcechnic Institute in Utica, N.Y., have developed a new imaging method to visualize and identify engineered nanoparticles in biological tissue, providing an inexpensive tool for nanomaterial analysis.

The process utilizes a newly created low-volume Franz chamber system that enables miniscule amounts of nanometal oxides to be used in detecting tissue penetration.

Read more about the innovative imaging research at the link below.