Chemistry through the lens
© ANNIE CANANAGH AND DAVE MCCARTHY / WELLCOME IMAGES
Scanning electron microscope (SEM) image of microparticles of a synthetic drug coated with copolymers. Such copolymers either target the release of the drug in a specific part of the digestive tract or allow the drug to be released more slowly. This image by Annie Cavanagh and Dave McCarthy won an award in the Wellcome Image Awards 2009. For more information on the Wellcome image awards and this year's winners, see the Wellcome Image website.
Wellcome Image Awards
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