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Cancer Nanotechnology

Remote-Controlled Nanoparticles Target Cancer

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Posted on Apr 08, 2011, 6 a.m.

Canadian team employs nanotechnology and a tiny remote-controlled magnetic sphere to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to the target sites.

Canadian team employs nanotechnology and a tiny remote-controlled magnetic sphere to deliver cancer-fighting drugs directly to the target sites. Sylvain Martel, from Polytechnique Montral (Canada), and colleagues have guided microcarriers through a live animal's blood stream and deposit anti-cancer medicine directly on a targeted area on the animal's liver.  The carriers, made out of magnetic nanoparticles and biodegradable polymer, can be navigated through arteries using a remote controlled device.

“World premiere for the team of Professor Sylvain Martel: In vivo delivery of anticancer drug microcarriers,” Polytechnique Montral Press Release, March 16, 2011.

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