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NANOBIONIC ENGINEERING OF ORGANELLES AND PHOTOSYNTHETIC ORGANISMS

United States Patent Application

20150047074
A1
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In one aspect, a composition can include an organelle, and a nanoparticle having a zeta potential of less than -10 mV or greater than 10 mV contained within the organelle. In a preferred embodiment, the organelle can be a chloroplast and the nanoparticle can be a single-walled carbon nanotube associated with a strongly anionic or strongly cationic polymer.
Strano, Michael S. (Lexington, MA), Giraldo Gomez, Juan Pablo (Somerville, MA), Faltermeier, Sean Mitchell (Cambridge, MA), Landry, Markita P. (Cambridge, US)
MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (Cambridge MA)
14/ 454,196
August 7, 2014
FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DBI-1103600 awarded by the National Science Foundation and under Contract No. DE-FG02-08ER46488 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.