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"Our nanoneedles are very, very small, smaller than a human hair," said Bai Xu, president, chief executive and founder.
Drugs administered through IVs are not ideal because nanoneedles do not reach the blood vessels.
The company's nanoneedles manage to open clogged pores to let oil out and let medicine in, Mr. Xu said.
The optical properties of the nanoneedles can be easily controlled, something that is not readily possible with needles grown by other methods.
"Impressively, just a 2 µm thick film of nanoneedles results in nearly 100% of light collection efficiency, even for high angles of incidence greater than 75°," Javey told our sister website nanotechweb.
Black nanoneedles for anti-reflective coatings Researchers in the US have succeeded in growing germanium nanoneedle arrays on flexible substrates for the first time.
The germanium nanoneedles have ultrasharp tips that measure just 2 nm across and strongly absorb light.