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Reports on Biomaterials from Soochow University Provide New Insights

May 27, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Investigators publish new report on Biomaterials. According to news reporting originating from Jiangsu, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The 'sea urchin nanostructures with particular small size (

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Soochow University, "The HAAA-NUs exhibit a remarkably integrated high-quality photothermal feature including well-defined but tunable surface plasmon resonance peak, strong absorption (2.2 x 10(10) M-1 cm(-1)) as well as high photothermal conversion efficiency (80.4%) in the near-infrared region. Importantly, the HAAA-NUs demonstrate improved photothermal stability verified via continuous exposition and cyclic irradiation of laser beam."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The cell assay, in vitro cell ablation and in vivo breast cancer treatment verify that the HAAA-NUs are superior photothermal agent for photothermal tumor ablation therapy owing to low toxicity and high cell destruction capability."

For more information on this research see: Sub-100 nm hollow Au-Ag alloy urchin-shaped nanostructure with ultrahigh density of nanotips for photothermal cancer therapy. Biomaterials, 2014;35(13):4099-4107. Biomaterials can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Biomaterials -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Liu, Soochow Univ, Inst Funct Nano Er Soft Mat Lab FUNSOM, Jiangsu Key Lab Carbon Based Funct Mat & Devices, Suzhou 215123, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include L. Cheng, L. Zhang, Z.B. Yang, Z. Liu and J.X. Fang.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Jiangsu, Therapy, Biomaterials, People's Republic of China

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Source: Journal of Technology