‘Diamond origami’ to help detect cancer faster

Scientists from Gdańsk University of Technology want to use synthetic diamonds that are smaller than viruses to build a cancer detection probe.

A team of specialists led by Robert Bogdanowicz created a method of obtaining “diamond origami” - their work will enable faster and more accurate diagnosis of cancer.

The project received EUR 4.2 mln of donations from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP).

Nanodiamonds are widely used in biological and electronic applications. Due to their unique properties, such as inertness and hardness, nanodiamonds may be a better alternative to the traditional nanomaterials currently utilised to carry drugs.