Potent Cell Killing Machinery

Rotor-propelled MNMs drill and tunnel through the membranes of individual target cancer cells using their molecular-scale actuation (spin rate of 3 million rotations per second) to cause death instantly or administer drugs.

Advantage of using Molecular Nanomachine in oncology
  • Unlike traditional methods, this approach uses mechanical action, preventing the target cell from developing resistance to, defending against, adapting to, or mutating against the nanobot attack.
  • Light-activated MNMs provide unique ON and OFF switches and further provide flexibility for controlling the molecular therapy externally.
  • MNMs are extremely small (approximately 1 nm). They are cleared from cells promptly and decompose over time and thus have a safe toxicity profile.