Dendrimer pathway takes leap forward

Those of us tracking bottom-up nanotech have long been keeping an eye on the dendrimer pathway. Now a pioneer in the field is claiming a major breakthrough: “Priostar™ dendrimers radically change the economics of nanotechnology and have broad commercial applications. They share and improve the physical properties of the original PAMAM dendrimers that were invented about 25 years ago by DNT president and chief technology officer Donald Tomalia while he was at The Dow Chemical Co. To create a PAMAM Generation 3 dendrimer, it took eight steps and one month of processing time. Priostar™ Generation 3 dendrimers can be created in three steps and a few days.” Sounds excellent; we’ll be watching for faster progress from this pathway. [Update: here’s a “nanoname” company changing to a dendrimer-name company.]

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