Navigation Links
Nano-devices hold promise for early-stage cancer detection

They are miniature labs that can be swallowed like a pill, injected through a catheter, or woven into fabric. Their function is to screen for, detect, and potentially treat, cancer and other diseases when they are still at a single-cell size in early development stages. They will also detect harmful pathogens in food and water.

Engineering researchers at McMaster University will be escalating efforts to develop these micro- and nanotechnology-based bio-sensors and imaging devices through the support of a recently announced $4.25 million grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).

"This research is opening up a new front in the battle against cancer and other diseases," said Jamal Deen, the lead applicant, professor of electrical and computer engineering and Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, McMaster University. "The technology zeros in on specific malignant cells at an early stage when treatment can be more effective and potential side effects minimized."

The funding is part of a $10.6 million initiative to expand existing nano-fabrication and integration facilities at McMaster to establish a world-class Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory for the development of miniaturized, low-cost and easy-to-use prototypes for imaging and sensing in healthcare and environmental applications.

"The imaging and sensing technologies being pursued would be non-invasive, removing the discomfort, expense, and risk associated with many screening procedures, such as a colonoscopy," said Qiyin Fang, assistant professor of engineering physics and Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics at McMaster. "It would therefore allow for large-scale screening for early disease detection."

The bio-sensors and imaging devices being explored are based on integrating dissimilar technologies such as DNA, semiconductors, nanowires and polymers into "smart systems" on a small chip. The resulting micro-labs could contain miniaturi
'"/>

Source:McMaster University


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Priming embryonic stem cells to fulfill their promise
2. Probing the promise and perils of nanoparticles
3. Polymers with copper show promise for implanted sensors
4. New drug shows promise as powerful anticancer agent
5. Test for early detection of prostate cancer shows promise
6. Confocal imaging promises early detection of skin cancer
7. Its electric: Cows show promise as powerplants
8. Unusual antibiotics show promise against deadly superbugs
9. Novel compounds show promise as safer, more potent insecticides
10. Compound from Chinese medicine shows promise in head and neck cancer
11. Discovery of T-cell traffic control boosts new drug promise
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Nano devices hold promise for early stage cancer detection

(Date:12/17/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 16, 2014 ... has licensed its PerformTek biometric technology to industry leaders ... their highly accurate, clinically validated, biometric wearable products. These ... January 6-9 in Las Vegas . ... the technology is accurate, flexible and robust – with ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" report ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial recognition is a ... recognition system measures the overall facial feature of ... and the distance between eyes. Facial recognition is ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... , Dec. 10, 2014  That blood pressure plays a ... while. Hypertension – the medical term for high blood pressure ... 1800s, and the inflatable cuff that,s used in measuring blood ... mean there,s nothing new about hypertension, its triggers and its ... about the condition and the best ways to treat it. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 2Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 3Research points to need for new approaches to treatment of high blood pressure 4
... of drug components is a large hurdle facing modern ... utilize proteins, which are notoriously difficult to separate from ... Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies (CBIS) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ... improve an important protein purification process. ...
... Sept. 29, 2010 More people are drinking ... Medical Center analysis of national alcohol consumption patterns. Gathered ... a variety of factors, including social, economic and ethnic ... "The reasons for the uptick vary and may involve ...
... may give brewers powerful new ability to engineer the flavor ... scientists are publishing the most comprehensive deciphering of the ... set of proteins that make beer "beer") appears in ACS, ... Righetti and colleagues say they were inspired to do the ...
Cached Biology News:Purifying proteins: Rensselaer researchers use NMR to improve drug development 2Purifying proteins: Rensselaer researchers use NMR to improve drug development 3Alcohol consumers are becoming the norm, UT Southwestern analysis finds 2Alcohol consumers are becoming the norm, UT Southwestern analysis finds 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 Gene ... that it has entered into a technology access ... (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, ... process. , “We are extremely excited that the ... platform. This proprietary bioengineering technology has now ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
(Date:12/15/2014)...  GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) announced today the appointment ... director of the Company,s Board of Directors. ... its CEO until its acquisition by Stanley Black ... Recognized as the inventor of the first Wi-Fi-based Active ... -based RFID solutions focused on improving operational efficiency, safety ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Clarassance, a ... announced its new name: Therabron Therapeutics , Inc. ... and bronchioles (a type of structure in the lungs ... company’s mission to develop novel protein therapeutics for the ... directors decided to change the name to mark the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 2AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 3Maryland-based Biotech Company's Path Forward in Treating Respiratory Diseases Sparks Name Change 2
... Companies will Present at the Largest Marketplace for Emerging ... and CTSI today announced that more than 100 leading ... partners will be showcased in the 4th Annual TechConnect ... R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Held ...
... Development and InnovationMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22 ... Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology group assesses a variety of ... in cancer treatment. Physicians, nurses and patients ... reconstitution, home vs. office administration parameters, and barriers ...
... 22 GeneGo, Inc., a leading provider of software ... , today announced that the University of Cardiff has ... researchers will have access to GeneGo,s MetaCore, training and ... their partner relationship with GeneGo to provide a pathway ...
Cached Biology Technology:TechConnect Summit Brings the Global Technology Community to Houston, May 4-6, 2009 2TechConnect Summit Brings the Global Technology Community to Houston, May 4-6, 2009 3TechConnect Summit Brings the Global Technology Community to Houston, May 4-6, 2009 4Frost & Sullivan: Female Cancer Patients More Willing to Use Implantable Infusion Pumps Than Males 2Frost & Sullivan: Female Cancer Patients More Willing to Use Implantable Infusion Pumps Than Males 3Cardiff University Becomes a GeneGo Center of Excellence 2
RABBIT ANTI HUMAN TRRAP (CT) Immunogen: Recombinant C-terminal kinase-related domain of human TRRAP....
...
SHEEP ANTI DEHYDROEPIANDROSTERONE...
... by N.C. Price (1996) • ... on protein chemistry and the ... proteins. Data on the following ... size determination, amino acid analysis ...
Biology Products: