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Magnetic Nanoparticles for Fight Against Cancer

One field of application of the technology that more effort is being invested is nanomedicine, and perhaps, within this, therapies to treat cancer.

In the posts entitled “Nanomedicine” and “Magnetic Nanomedicine“, Nano Bugle’s team has placed at your disposal documents that develop basic concepts related to those terms. On this occasion we show you a video entitled “Fighting Cancer with Magnetic Nanoparticles” developed by the spin-off of the Charité Hospital of the Charité–Universitätsmedizin called MagForce Nanotechnologies AG. Video can serve as a practical example and educational supplement to the two presentations above.

This film describes the system developed by MagFroce Nanotechnologies and that it is based on injecting minosilane-coated iron oxide nanoparticles into a tumour that has been located previously. These nanoparticles are given a high-frequency alternating magnetic field, causing them to vibrate and damage or destroy the tumor.

This method can be used as thermoablation method for destroying tumour cells or hyperthermia therapy to facilitate conventional treatments (chemotherapy or radiotherapy).

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October 7, 2009 - Posted by | Educational & Teaching Resources, Nanomedicine | ,

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