Quantum dots are colorful nanoparticles with unique optical properties that have the potential to greatly benefit biomedical diagnostic applications.
"While the concept of using quantum dots to diagnose cancer is not new, the technology had been unable to deliver on its medical promise because it contained cadmium, a toxic heavy-metal that is unsafe for the human body and highly-regulated around the world," said
Moreover, current SNL Mapping techniques typically suffer from high false negative rates because they do not give surgeons enough time to neatly remove the hot nodes and, ultimately, prevent metastasis. Because
The Technology Strategy Board, which awarded the grant, is the
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