Biofunctionalized Magnetic Nanowires

Type
Patent

Patent Status
Published Application

Authors
Kosel, Jürgen
Ravasi, Timothy
Contreras Gerenas, Maria Fernanda

Assignee
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

KAUST Department
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Bioscience Program

Date
2013-12-19

Submitted Date
2013-06-17

Abstract
Magnetic nanowires can be used as an alternative method overcoming the limitations of current cancer treatments that lack specificity and are highly cytotoxic. Nanowires are developed so that they selectively attach to cancer cells via antibodies, potentially destroying them when a magnetic field induces their vibration. This will transmit a mechanical force to the targeted cells, which is expected to induce apoptosis on the cancer cells.

Application Number
US 20130337034 A1

Additional Links
http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PG01&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1="20130337034".PGNR.&OS=DN/20130337034&RS=DN/20130337034http://assignment.uspto.gov/#/search?adv=publNum:20130337034http://www.google.com/patents/US20130337034http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publicationDetails/biblio?CC=US&NR=2013337034A1&KC=A1&FT=D

Permanent link to this record