Nano at nano.nature.com is a multidisciplinary research solution that gathers data related to nanotechnology. For diverse range of pharma and biotech projects, Nano helps researchers to find information about nanomaterials for a specific application area, size range or particular property. It helps overcome difficulties in finding information about similar nanomaterials by offering manually curated summaries of nanomaterial information. The information within summaries is highly structured enabling precise yet easy discovery of properties, characterization and synthesis methods with all entries linked to the original sources.
Nanotechnology including related R&Ds in pharma and biotechnology has been growing rapidly while being very interdisciplinary. Finding exact and relevant information is a key step in the product development chain which usually takes a long time in this industry. There are many nanomaterials characteristics such as size, structure and composition which affect their performance both in vivo and in vitro. In many cases researchers need to find information about different synthesis and characterization methods of similar nanomaterials. This is also a difficult and time consuming task, using existing search tools and databases.