Nanoparticle BioChem, Inc. – Columbia (Where are they now?)
In 2009, we profiled Dr. Kattesh V. Katti, co-founder of BDP client Nanoparticle BioChem, Inc. The Columbia firm, founded by a team of MU researchers in 2004, focuses on nanotechnology applications in medicine, health and hygiene.
Kati, now an MU Curators Professor of Radiology and Physics, has won the 2015 Hevesy Medal Award for his decades of work in nuclear sciences and medicine, including radiopharmaceutical sciences and nanomedicine using radioactive gold nanoparticles.
In fact, Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug calls Katti the “Father of Green Nanotechnology” for his groundbreaking invention of producing gold nanoparticles by mixing soybeans and gold salt. Manufacturing nanoparticles can release toxic chemicals, and Katti’s methods dramatically reduces this risk.
Kati will receive the award in August at Delft University of Technology, Netherlands.
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