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January 17th, 2011

Gold in nano-medicine may save lives

Abstract:
With the successful phase 1 clinical trial of a unique nanomedicine that uses nanoparticles of gold as the core of a delivery system for tumour targeted drug delivery, many cancer patients can look forward to future with hope.

The research, published in the current edition of Clinical Cancer Research, was carried out by US-based life sciences company CytImmune Sciences Inc.

CytImmune's technology is at the forefront of a raft of gold-based innovations as described earlier this year by the WGC in a paper entitled ‘Gold for Good: Gold and nanotechnology in the age of innovation'. The report demonstrates how gold nanoparticles exhibit a variety of unique properties which are showing great potential in a range of fields.

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