Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed non- invasive methods of moving and manipulating biological cells using lasers, which could have important implications for future methods of drug-delivery.
Scientists in Scotland are developing new studies into how the latest laser trapping methods can assist in the safe and non-destructive delivery of therapeutic molecules into cells, which may lead to new, improved methods for drug delivery.
Imagine a beam of light that can trap and manipulate microscopic objects like the tractor beam in Star Trek. Science fiction? No, science fact, thanks to the 'optical tweezers' used at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews.