What is Nanozyme?
What is a nanozyme?
Nanozyme is a compound word of nano (10-9 m = 1 nm) and enzyme,
which collectively refers to nanomaterials that act as enzymes in the body.
What is an Enzyme?
There are thousands of different types of in vivo enzymes that catalyze biochemical reactions, such as ATP synthase, Na-K ATPase, oxidase, catalase, and amylase,
which are essential to maintaining the metabolism of the living body.
Nanozymes and Nanocatalytic medicine
The field of nanocatalytic technology has developed over the last 10 years, leading to the production of varied forms of nanocatalysts: TiO2, CEO2, and Fe3O4. By combining this catalytic activity with in vivo therapeutic effects, nanocatalytic medicine has promising applications for diseases that are difficult to overcome with conventional medicine. Nanozymes are key materials in nanocatalytic medicine, currently spotlighted as a break-through technique.
Materials with nanometer (10-9m = 1 nm) sizes maximize the surface to area ratio of the particle. In other words, the external surface area, where catalyst and enzyme reactions can occur, is maximized. This results in a maximum effect for a minimal amount of material. Nanomaterials can be designed with various characteristics, through engineering technology and know-how, and can be widely applied to diverse fields including the modern technology industry and medicine.
Nanozyme Technology of Cenyx Biotech
In acute disease conditions such as acute inflammatory injury, inflammatory signals are generated explosively in a short period of time, and it is not enough to process all of them using enzymes possessed in a small number in vivo.
Cenyx Biotech is developing nanozymes that can quickly and powerfully cure diseases by processing the causes of such diseases in parallel in an instant, and intends to commercialize nanozymes for treatment for the first time in the world.