Li-Cor Biosciences of Lincoln, Neb., and Spectros Corp. of Portola Valley, Calif., have announced a nonexclusive licensing and supply agreement to couple the former company’s IRDye 800CW to the latter’s targeted biomarkers. Additionally, the companies have agreed to develop targeted fluorescent contrast agents for real-time imaging and treatment of prostate and ovarian cancer.
- The emission of light or other electromagnetic radiation of longer wavelengths by a substance as a result of the absorption of some other radiation of shorter wavelengths, provided the emission continues only as long as the stimulus producing it is maintained. In other words, fluorescence is the luminescence that persists for less than about 10-8 s after excitation.
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