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Nanotech Expert Joins UVa


Feb. 27, 2014

The University of Virginia is hoping to revolutionize how it treats diseases by recruiting a top nanotechnology export to join their team.

Mark Kester has been hired from Penn. State as one of the co-directors of the university’s new Nanostar Research Institute.

Kester will work with engineers, doctors, and other scientists to create the next generation of treatments for diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Kester says nanotechnology allows them to be more specific in treatments than they've been before, getting medicine just where it's needed.

"Just as a FedEx truck has boxes inside with little bar codes that say deliver to one address versus another address, we can design the nanotechnology to deliver only to the cancer cells, because the cancer cells have certain characteristics that make them a cancer cell," said Kester.

He also hopes to lessen the time between treatment development, and use of new treatments in clinics.


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