Nanotech 2011 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2011: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy

Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery Chapter 4

UltraDOTs : Multifunctional Ion-Selective Delivery Capsules

Authors: J.D. Walters, E.A.H. Hall

Affilation: University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Pages: 334 - 337

Keywords: microcapsule, sensor, ultrasound-mediated release

Abstract:
Emerging from the sensing capabilities of the particle sensors, we have developed a platform technology to produce a family of monodisperse capsule structures ranging from the nano to the micro in their diameters and shell thicknesses. These are exciting because the capsules are multifunctional. They exhibit a real time reversible quantitative fluorescent signal in response to ion fluctuations whilst simultaneously, functioning as delivery vehicles for ultrasound mediated delivery of active compounds such as drugs or antibiotics.

UltraDOTs : Multifunctional Ion-Selective Delivery Capsules

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7138-6
Pages: 852
Hardcopy: $199.95