The cancer cell then swallows the entire minicell
," said Brahmbhatt.
are able to package, target and deliver a wide range of biologically active compounds including protein toxins, small molecule drugs, RNAi, plasmids and peptides to target cells.
According to the terms of the agreement, Lucent will provide Mobile Switching Centers based on the 5ESS(r) Switch platform, PCS Minicells
, and the GALAXY Power System 4848 and Unigy(r) II batteries.
He said that these "biobots" - or minicells
- could create the kind of microscopic features needed on microprocessors, or gene chips, used to test for millions of specific DNA sequences at once, reports New Scientist.