Molecular therapeutic agents for noninvasive photoacoustic image-guided photothermal therapy

Pratixa P. Joshi, Yun Sheng Chen, Seungsoo Kim, Jignesh Shah, Konstantin Sokolov, Stanislav Emelianov

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Abstract

Gold nanoparticles are attracting increasing attention in nanomedicine due to their inherently low toxicity and unique optical properties. In particular, gold nanorods have been used in the thermal therapy due to their tunable strong longitudinal plasmon resonance in the near infra-red region and high conversion efficiency from optical to thermal energy. In this study we explore the potential of gold nanorods for photoacoustic image-guided photothermal therapy to treat cancers. We synthesize the gold nanorods and make them biocompatible by replacing the cytotoxic surfactant used in the synthesis (cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide) with a biocompatible molecule and then demonstrate the targeting to the cancer cells by bioconjugation of the modified nanorods.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages4106-4109
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781424432967
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009 - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2009Sep 6 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009

Other

Other31st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Engineering the Future of Biomedicine, EMBC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN
Period9/2/099/6/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Medicine(all)

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