In 10 seconds? Microwave heat can create nanoparticles to precisely deliver drugs inside the body, vital for Covid-vaccines and improving cancer chemotherapy.
So, what’s the breakthrough? Researchers used microwave heat to produce solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) faster and with dramatically improved properties when compared with the conventional, thermal heat method. Microwave heat can create particles that are more stable, smaller and encapsulate the drug load much better.