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Sep 20, 2020

3 Ways Nanotechnology is Being Used to Battle Coronavirus

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

From diagnostics to treatments and vaccines, nanotechnology is being developed and deployed to help stop the spread of COVID-19.


The world-altering coronavirus behind the COVID-19 pandemic is thought to be just 60 nanometres to 120 nanometres in size. This is so mind bogglingly small that you could fit more than 400 of these virus particles into the width of a single hair on your head. In fact, coronaviruses are so small that we can’t see them with normal microscopes and require much fancier electron microscopes to study them. How can we battle a foe so minuscule that we cannot see it?

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

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