Nanoparticle platforms are attractive for theranostic applications due to their multifunctionality and multivalency. Some of the most promising nano-scale scaffolds have been co-opted from nature, such as the cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV). What makes CPMV so promising? They are non-infectious and nontoxic to humans and safe for use in intravital imaging and drug delivery. Click on the link to read more.
AUTHOR: PERRIN BEATTY AND JOHN LEWIS