Several fluorescent or luminescent organisms with biological, chemical, and ecological diversity have been proposed as substitutes for use in new imaging and diagnostic technologies. Inspired by these trends, we designed a synthetic fluorescent light-encoding particulate to serve as a novel and prospective cancer-diagnostic imaging platform. The fluorescence-emitting particulate was used practically for both in vitro and in vivo selective cancer diagnostic imaging.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
S.H.U. specially thanks John K.M. Um for his contribution and for motivating this work. This work was partially supported by a grant from the Korea Health Technology R&D Project of the Ministry of Health & Welfare of Korea (Grant No. A110552 ) and by the Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (Grant No. 2013R1A1A2016781 and 2013R1A1A1058670 ).
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Surfaces and Interfaces
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry