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We get asked all the time… “How can I bring nano into my biotechnology class?” Well here you go, our 7th DIY module release does just that. This module introduces micelles (pronounced MY-sels) and the concept of critical micelle concentration (CMC). Micelles have important applications in biotechnology. Micelles are sometimes used to deliver drugs to targeted organs or tissues in the body. Micelles are also sometimes used to deliver genes into plant cells for agricultural applications. This module explores micelles as a demonstration of the intersection between nanotechnology and biotechnology. The module includes a laboratory activity that uses a surfactant and dye to allow students to experiment with micelle formation.
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