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November 12th, 2010

Naturally Occurring Nanotubes Help Detect Circulating Tumor Cells

Abstract:
Separating circulating tumor cells (CTC) out of blood is a difficult process because of their very low relative count. Researchers from Cornell University were able to use naturally occurring halloysite nanotubes, found in halloysite clay and separated and purified by a startup called NaturalNano (Rochester, NY), to improve the capture of CTC's from blood.

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