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Researchers at Harvard University School of Medicine Target Nanoparticles (Multimodal iron oxide nanoparticles for hybrid biomedical imaging)

August 13, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- A new study on Nanoparticles is now available. According to news reporting out of Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Iron oxide core nanoparticles are attractive imaging agents because their material properties allow the tuning of pharmacokinetics as well as the attachment of multiple moieties to their surface. In addition to affinity ligands, these include fluorochromes and radioisotopes for detection with optical and nuclear imaging."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Harvard University School of Medicine, "As the iron oxide core can be detected by MRI, options for combining imaging modalities are manifold. Already, preclinical imaging strategies have combined noninvasive imaging with higher resolution techniques, such as intravital microscopy, to gain unprecedented insight into steady-state biology and disease."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Going forward, hybrid iron oxide nanoparticles will help to merge modalities, creating a synergy that will enable imaging in basic research and, potentially, also in the clinic."

For more information on this research see: Multimodal iron oxide nanoparticles for hybrid biomedical imaging. Nmr In Biomedicine, 2013;26(7):756-65. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Nmr In Biomedicine -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting T. Heidt, Center for Systems Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, United States (see also Nanoparticles).

Keywords for this news article include: Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, North and Central America.

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Source: Biotech Week

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