Cordy Gold Nanoparticles (Cor-AuNPs)

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    • Recently, a collaborative experiment by scientists from four Indian institutions has earned an international patent from Germany for developing Cordy Gold Nanoparticles (Cor-AuNPs), which can make drug delivery in the human body faster and surer.

    About Cordy Gold Nanoparticles (Cor-AuNPs)

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    • These nanoparticles, derived from the synthesis of the extracts of Cordyceps militaris and gold salts, could make drug delivery in the human body faster and safer.
    • Cordyceps militaris is a high value parasitic fungus. Gold salts are ionic chemical compounds of gold generally used in medicine. 
    • Wild Cordyceps mushrooms are found in the eastern Himalayan belt.

    Significance

    • Biosynthesised nanogold particles indicate a new application of nanoparticles in the development of therapeutic drugs which can be delivered as ointments, tablets, capsules, and in other forms. 

    Source: TH