Research on nanosystem to kill cancer cells figure in magazine
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The design of nanosystem is bridged on graphene – a carbon allotrope, which could specifically target cancer cells, and deliver cargo of anti-cancer drugs and imaging agent.
"The challenge was to design a multicomponent nanosystem and simultaneously which would be biocompatible for cancer cells," says team leader Dr Jayant Khandare, who works with Piramal Healthcare Ltd. India.
The magazine has noted this manuscript as a ‘Research Highlight’ indicating the importance of this research designed by team of scientists from Piramal Healthcare Ltd.
This multicomponent nanosystem acts as a stronger cellular probe in imaging cancer cells, which is a powerful diagnostic tool. It can also be directed to target cancer cells and cancer tumour using external magnetic field, Khandare told PTI.
Besides researchers from Piramal Healthcare Ltd, the team comprises researchers from the Center for Structural and Functional Materials and Chemical Engineering Department, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA.