Dual-mode bioimaging with fluorescent nanoparticles

Mesoporous silica nanoparticle blue

Published in ACS Nano, researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) have described engineered nanoparticles that combine X-ray and optical fluorescence properties. The nanoparticles – which are coated in silica and have a fluorophore conjugated to their silica coatings – could represent effective macro and microscopic imaging tools.

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“This unique design of nanoparticles paves the way for in vivo tumor diagnostics, using X-ray fluorescence computed tomography,”

– Muhammet Toprak, contributing study author and Professor of Materials Chemistry at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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