NanoScience Solutions' fluorescent nanoparticles


Nanoparticles made from cellulose acetate, a developed and abundant biopolymer, is a promising candidate for medical imaging applications. Cellulose acetate is synthesized by reacting natural plant-derived cellulose with acetic anhydride. The biopolymer is similar to rayon which is widely used in clothing, textiles, absorbency products, filters, and eyeglass frames.

C2I Accelerator’s alumni, NanoScience Solutions, “has synthesized a new family of cellulose acetate nanoparticles with encapsulated fluorescent molecules.” These cellulose acetate nanoparticles (CA-dots) are 50-90 nm in size and can be utilized to cover the entire optical spectrum depending on the type of fluorescent dye used. The CA-dots are bright, highly stable, and effectively synthesized using a low-cost nano precipitation process. The nanoparticles are expected to have promising applications in medical and biomedical imaging.

NanoScience Solutions’ team hopes to develop a method to identify colorectal lesions during routine colonoscopies and to determine the mechanism behind the high brightness of the nanoparticle and the effect of different fluorescent dyes.

To learn more about this breakthrough in biopolymer nanoparticles, click here to read the full article.

To learn more about NanoScience Solutions, click here to visit their website.

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