Targeting Cancer Cells with Functionalized Nanoparticle Libraries

  • Levy, Matthew (PI)

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): We propose to use a combination of two powerful techniques: aptamer selection (systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment; SELEX) and in vitro compartmentalization (IVC), to develop a new method of generating libraries of functionalized nanoparticles and that can be screened directly for function. While the goal of this application is to develop a novel system for the direct identification of targeted nanoparticles which localize to human tumors, we will develop a platform technology which extends beyond the detection and treatment of cancer and other diseases and will result in the generation of a novel class of capture agents that will find use in a variety of applications and fields of research.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date8/12/117/31/14

Funding

  • National Cancer Institute: $165,492.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $175,000.00
  • National Cancer Institute: $176,055.00

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