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In vitro and in vivo studies on laser-activated gold nanorods for applications in photothermal therapies
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Paper Abstract

We review our experimental studies on near infrared laser-activated gold nanoparticles in the direct welding of connective tissues. In particular, we discuss the use of gold nanorods excited by diode laser radiation at 810 nm to mediate functional photothermal effects and weld eye's lens capsules and arteries. The preparation of biopolymeric matrices including gold nanorods is described as well, together with preliminary tests for their application in the closure of wounds in vessels and tendons. Finally we mention future perspectives on the use of these nanoparticles for applications in the therapy of cancer.

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Date Published: 17 May 2010
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 7715, Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II, 77150S (17 May 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.854938
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Roberto Pini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Fulvio Ratto, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Paolo Matteini, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)
Sonia Centi, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Francesca Rossi, Istituto di Fisica Applicata Nello Carrara (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7715:
Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care II
Jürgen Popp; Wolfgang Drexler; Valery V. Tuchin; Dennis L. Matthews, Editor(s)

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