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Use of the Semiconductor Nanotechnologies "Quantum dots" for In vivo Cancer Imaging.
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PMID:  19951248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Non-invasive in vivo imaging offers great potential to facilitate translational drug development research at the animal testing phase. The emerging luminescent nanoparticles or quantum dots provide a new type of biological agents that can improve these applications. The advantages of luminescent nanoparticles for biological applications include their high quantum yield, color availability, good photo-stability, large surface-to-volume ratio, surface functionality, and small size. These properties could improve the sensitivity of biological detection and imaging by at least 10- to 100-fold and make them an exceptional tool for live-cell imaging. In this review patents on applications of semiconductor quantum dots for in vivo imaging are discussed.
Authors:
Ciarlo; Russo; Cesario; Ramella; Baio; Neumaier; Paleari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Recent patents on anti-cancer drug discovery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  1574-8928     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101266081     Medline TA:  Recent Pat Anticancer Drug Discov     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  207-215     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Lung Cancer Unit, National Cancer Research Institute, Genoa, Italy. patrizia.russo@istge.it.
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