Nanoscale technology could turbo-charge response to future pandemics

Tiny soap bubbles allow rapid generation and screening of molecules.

photograph of the nanotechnology a darnk background and illuminated tubes feeding into a device
A new tool speeds up development of vaccines and other pharmaceutical products by more than one million times while minimizing costs. The method works by using soap-like bubbles as nano-containers. With DNA nanotechnology, multiple ingredients can be mixed within the containers. Credit: Nikos Hatzakis, University of Copenhagen.