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Comparative cytotoxicity of quantum dot and gold conjugates
Author(s): Jay Nadeau; Anil Kumar; Eve-Marie Dumas
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Paper Abstract

Nanoparticle toxicity is of interest for the design of anti-bacterial and anti-cancer agents, and also for development of regulations for their safe handling and disposal. However, the same reactivity that makes nanoparticles show unique optical properties also makes them interact with standard cytotoxicity agents, causing false positive and/or false negative results. We discuss which cytotoxicity assays are most likely to work with nanoparticles and which are to be avoided, and present some results on comparative cytotoxicity of different types of conjugates.

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Date Published: 3 March 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7189, Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications IV, 718916 (3 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813592
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Jay Nadeau, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Anil Kumar, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Eve-Marie Dumas, McGill Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7189:
Colloidal Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications IV
Marek Osinski; Thomas M. Jovin M.D.; Kenji Yamamoto M.D., Editor(s)

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