Scientists create 'tracking' nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

Polymer nanoagents that can ‘light up’ tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore). The nanoagents can track down and lock on to diseased tissues in the body such as cancerous cells, sending back near-infrared signals which can be received and interpreted by standard imaging equipment. When tested in mice, the method provided results 20 to 120 times more sensitive than current optical imaging methods and 10 times faster in showing up diseased tissues. Published recently in the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology, it could lead to future potential applications in image-guided surgery and in monitoring the effects of drugs that are seeking regulatory approval.

Scientists create 'tracking' nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues

Polymer nanoagents that can 'light up' tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Phys.org

NTU Singapore scientists create 'tracking' nanoagents to illuminate very small diseased tissues, Thu 9 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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Researchers Develop Polymer Nanoagents to Light Up Tiny Areas of Diseased Tissues

​Polymer nanoagents capable of ‘lighting up’ small areas of diseased tissues that standard methods fail to detect, have been developed by a research team headed by Nanyang...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from AZoNano

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