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April 9th, 2010

Breakthrough for nanomedical cancer research at TCD

Abstract:
TCD scientists based at the Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), TCD School of Medicine, in collaboration with CRANN, will lead a pan-European team that has attracted funding worth approximately €12 million, to develop a cutting edge nanotechnology process which will enable the early and rapid diagnosis of most common cancer types.

Through European Framework Programme 7 (EU-FP7) funding, the scientists aim to create advanced medical diagnostic devices, enabled by nanotechnology, specifically targeted at the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The potential of these devices to provide a large volume of specific data in a given period for the detection of the diseases, it is said, will have a radical impact on the next generation of simple, cost effective diagnostic testing in clinical, laboratory and patient care.

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