2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Targeted, Rapid Release Drug Delivery through Gold Nanoshell Disrupted Lisosomes and Vesosomes

F. Caporale
University of California, Santa Barbara, US

Keywords:
liposomes, drug delivery, gold nanospheres, infrared, nir

Abstract:
A method of using hollow gold nanospheres (HGN), together with pulsed near infrared (NIR) laser irradiation, to create the rapid release of a therapeutic agent from liposomes to the targeted area. In situ tests have demonstrated that this method ruptures over 90% of the liposomes in approximately 10 seconds.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract