Semiconductor quantum dots as contrast agents for whole animal imaging

Wen Jiang, Eli Papa, Hans Fischer, Sawitri Mardyani, Warren C.W. Chan

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Recent developments in quantum dot (QD) technology have paved the way for using QDs as optical contrast agents for in vivo imaging. Pioneering papers showed the use of QDs as luminescent contrast agents for imaging cancer and guiding cancer surgery. The possible future use of QDs for clinical applications is expected to have a significant impact, however many challenges in this field have yet to be overcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)607-609
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biotechnology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering


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