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Solve For X: Shawn Douglas on Targeted Therapeutics

Shawn Douglas was invited to give a talk for ‘Solve For X‘, a forum hosted by Google that presents and discusses radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Shawn’s research in bionanotechnology has led him to design and fabricate nanometer scale robots that have the ability to deliver cancer drugs to specific cancer cells. In the course of his talk Shawn discusses the potential for engineering nano devices to combat certain ailments like cancer, and why they could have distinct advantages over small molecule drugs like penicillin. We produced the animations for the penicillin mechanism in the first half of his talk (2:41 – 6:09).