Nanoparticles interacting with the mucus

new2Understanding the mechanism of nanoparticle delivery in the gut is key to creating optimised delivery systems. Dr. Schatzlein's group has used confocal microscopy and CARS to study interaction of nanoparticles with the mucus and enterocyte transcytosis. The image shows intestinal villi and enterocytes (green) are in close contact to mucus (blue). The nanoparticles are imaged without fluorescent label using CARS (red).