Project

Targeted release of chemotherapeutic agents with ultrasound and microbubbles

Duration
01 September 2012 → 30 June 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other biological sciences
Keywords
targeted release microbubbles ultrasound
 
Project description

Ultrasound and microbubbles are used to deliver chemotherapeutic agents and other molecules to specific areas in the body. Fluorescent nanopartikels were developed and evaluated to trace the local delivery of molecules in vivo with in vivo optical imaging. The final goal is to treat tumours with this technique in a mouse-model. The microbubbles are also used for in vivo gene-transfection.