Biomarker System Offers Advanced Cancer Detection
SINGAPORE, Nov. 21, 2014 — A combined biomarker and drug delivery system could lead to very localized, more effective cancer treatment.
Developed by researchers at Nanyang Technological University, the biomarker detects and makes visible tumor cells by lighting up under a near-infrared imaging device. It has also demonstrated the ability to release medications to treat cancer in those exact cells.
Coumarin-hemicyanine (CHC1)-modified upconversion nanophosphors, which make up the biomarker, glow under...