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A new plasmonics enhanced ultrafast laser multi-nanoscapel (Presentation Video)
Author(s): Michel Meunier

Paper Abstract

A new technique is introduced to perform nanosurgery in living cells using a laser multi-nanoscapel. Irradiating plasmonics nanostructures by an ultrafast laser beam produces highly localised processes on the nanoscale in the biological surrounding medium, yielding to the nanosurgery of cells. These nanoparticles could be functionalised to target specific biological entities, thus performing multiple targeted surgeries on the nanoscale. As an example, the laser multi-nanoscapel was employed to perform gene transfection in living cell with an optoporation efficiency as high as 70%. Complete physical model was developed to determine the basic mechanism underlying this new nanosurgery process. Our laser multi-nanoscapel shows promises as an innovative tool for fundamental research in biology and medicine as well as an efficient alternative nanosurgery technology that could be adapted to therapeutic tools in the clinic.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2014
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 8972, Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XIV, 89721H (18 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063584
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Michel Meunier, Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8972:
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XIV
Alexander Heisterkamp; Peter R. Herman; Michel Meunier; Stefan Nolte, Editor(s)

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