Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > New Step towards Nanotechnology-Assisted Cancer Therapy

Abstract:
A domestically-fabricated Fluorescent Molecular Tomography (FMT) device which helps molecular imaging of animals was unveiled in Iran Nano 2012 festival and exhibition held in Tehran earlier this month.

New Step towards Nanotechnology-Assisted Cancer Therapy

Tehran, Iran | Posted on October 14th, 2012

"Today, the state of the art regarding the diagnosis of cancers is focused on tumor identification on sub-cellular scales. Through this technique, the patient-borne cost of the treatment is cut down and the cure success rate is increased considerably. Accordingly, we were highly determined to develop this instrument in order for localization of cellular diagnostics technology in Iran," Dr. Marjaneh Hejazi, a research expert with Tajhizavaran Noori Pars Co. (the company which has developed the device), told INIC.

Dr. Hejazi underlined that the development of novel nanodrugs entails extensive and careful analyses which can prove their safety to be used for treatment of human beings, and said, "In vivo experiments on mice are a common practice in this context. Hence, the FMT system allows for a thorough investigation of the probable side-effects during the research phase of a nanodrug development program."

Concerning cancers, the FMT device enables characterization of tumors in addition to identification of their locations within the body. Consequently the metastasis, or the spread of cancer to other parts of the body, can be monitored thanks to this technology.

As for neurological disorders, the molecular imaging plays a prominent role in diagnosis, classification and treatment appraisal, too.

The research expert of the project stated that the fabrication of this promising device has taken roughly 24 months. According to Dr. Hejazi, there is only one foreign equivalent for this imaging system whose operation mechanism is far different than that of developed by the Tajhizavaran Noori Pars Co.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © Fars News Agency

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Iran to Hold 3rd Int'l Engineering Materials, Metallurgy Conference October 25th, 2014

Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014

QuantumWise guides the semiconductor industry towards the atomic scale October 24th, 2014

SUNY Polytechnic Institute Invites the Public to Attend its Popular Statewide 'NANOvember' Series of Outreach and Educational Events October 23rd, 2014

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection October 23rd, 2014

Imaging

National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light' October 23rd, 2014

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

Nanomedicine

NYU Researchers Break Nano Barrier to Engineer the First Protein Microfiber October 23rd, 2014

Iranian Scientists Apply Nanotechnology to Produce Surgery Suture October 23rd, 2014

RF Heating of Magnetic Nanoparticles Improves the Thawing of Cryopreserved Biomaterials October 23rd, 2014

Sopping up proteins with thermosponges: Researchers develop novel nanoparticle platform that proves effective in delivering protein-based drugs October 22nd, 2014

Announcements

Iran to Hold 3rd Int'l Engineering Materials, Metallurgy Conference October 25th, 2014

Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014

QuantumWise guides the semiconductor industry towards the atomic scale October 24th, 2014

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection October 23rd, 2014

Tools

Haydale Secures Exclusive Development and Supply Agreement with Tantec A/S: New reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene October 24th, 2014

National Synchrotron Light Source II Achieves 'First Light' October 23rd, 2014

Advancing thin film research with nanostructured AZO: Innovnano’s unique and cost-effective AZO sputtering targets for the production of transparent conducting oxides October 23rd, 2014

NIST offers electronics industry 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules October 22nd, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE





  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE