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New Nanoparticles Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Alberta (Detection of circulating tumor cells using targeted...

August 6, 2014



New Nanoparticles Data Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Alberta (Detection of circulating tumor cells using targeted surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles and magnetic enrichment)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Nanoparticles. According to news reporting out of Edmonton, Canada, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "While more than 90% of cancer deaths are due to metastases, our ability to detect circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is limited by low numbers of these cells in the blood and factors confounding specificity of detection."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Alberta, "We propose a magnetic enrichment and detection technique for detecting CTCs with high specificity. We targeted both magnetic and surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) nanoparticles to cancer cells."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Only cells that are dual-labeled with both kinds of nanoparticles demonstrate an increasing SERS signal over time due to magnetic trapping."

For more information on this research see: Detection of circulating tumor cells using targeted surface-enhanced Raman scattering nanoparticles and magnetic enrichment. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2014;19(5):266-273. Journal of Biomedical Optics can be contacted at: Spie-Soc Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1000 20TH St, PO Box 10, Bellingham, WA 98225, USA (see also Nanoparticles).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting W. Shi, University of Alberta, Cross Canc Inst, Dept. of Oncol, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Z2, Canada. Additional authors for this research include R.J. Paproski, R. Moore and R. Zemp.

Keywords for this news article include: Canada, Alberta, Edmonton, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America

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