Laser printing technique was adopted by scientists to produce nanoparticles for use in human bodies. This finding has given hope for further medical research.
According to the sciencetimes.com, the research team consisted of scientists from the U.S. and China. Researchers found that creating nanoparticles with laser printing technique is possible, and it would be a cost-effective approach to building better components for medical research purpose.
The nanoparticles as electronic devices can be absorbed in human bodies, one of its most important features to scientific studies. Up until now, nanoparticles are produced through the vacuum-based integrated circuit processes. The limitation in technology renders the producing process expensive and complex.
With the new application of laser printing, however, the production of such nanoparticles becomes a lot easier and much less expensive, according to Dr. Heng, one of the lead professor of the research team that discovered the technique.
Additionally, the discovery of using laser printing technique to fabricate nanoparticles would advance the research on this tiny particle. Not only in the medical field, scientific research on nanoparticles is also important in physics, optics, and electronics.
This is not the first case where printing technique is applied on human bodies. RT Media has recently reported that tattoos by inkjet printers can actually help detect health problems.