Application of Nanoparticles/Nanowires and Carbon Nanotubes for Breast Cancer Research
Final rept. 1 Sep 2003-31 Aug 2005
DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK
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The purpose of this research is to develop a new and cost effective technique of monitoring cancer cells at an early stage. Molecular targeting of cancer cells using nanotube electronic device and cell killing using nanotubes has been demonstrated. Variety of techniques such as fabrication of single wall carbon nanotubes, functionalization of nanotubes with antibodies, interaction of cells with antibodies on nanotube surfaces, and finally cell killing using nano-bombs has been successfully achieved with impressive results. These results show that cost effective diagnostic techniques can be developed for monitoring breast cancer cells at an early stage. Further, potent nano-bombs can be developed as therapeutic agents in the and can potentially outperform most nanotechnology techniques for killing cancer cells.
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