LoRes-TV: Keystone Nano
A baseball fan might say Dr. Mark Kester and Dr. James Adair, co-founders of Keystone Nano
in State College, like to play "small ball." The company is attempting to make cancer treatments more effective and less physically damaging using a simple idea: by making things really small, you create new properties that can be exploited to be better drug delivery vehicles.
On the cutting edge of nanotechnology, Keystone Nano is located in the Hershey Center for Applied Research, where it is working on nano-enabled diagnosis and therapies. One way Keystone Nano is doing that is by developing nanojackets, or very small particles made of calcium phosphate that are able to turn drugs into keys that unlock specific cancer cells. Keystone Edge got an up-close look at the technology with this interview with Kester.