Nano Latch-n-Catch Nanomedicine Activity

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Participants identify key features that distinguish between cell types and then create specialized nano-capsules that seek and destroy diseases.

Nano Latch-n-Catch is a 60 minute, facilitator-led gallery laboratory activity during which participants diagnose patients by identifying key molecules that distinguish between cell types and then create specialized nanocapsules that seek and destroy diseases.

Pre and post activities are included to help prepare for the Nano Latch-n-Catch program as well as reinforce and offer extended learning of the concepts. 



Big Idea: 
Can nanomedicine make diagnosis faster, simpler, painless, and less expensive?
Nano Content Map: 
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.


Framing New Pathways to Medical Discovery for Families, Students and Teachers is made possible by Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Owning institution: 
Arizona Science Center

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