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Tracking of magnetic nanoparticle biodistribution

Lucia gutierrez marruedo

Nationality Spanish

Year of selection 2012

Institution CSIC-Materials Science and Technology

Country Spain

Risk Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2 years

120000 €

Tracking Tiny Weapons Against Cancer

Nanotechnology holds great promise for medicine, but there are also many unknowns. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs), for example, can carry drugs directly to a tumor, but we don’t know their ultimate fate in the body.
Dr. Lucia Gutierrez Marruedo uses their magnetic properties to quantify MNPs in tissue and measure how they degrade over time. Knowing how they interact with the body could tell us about their performance and potential side effects and lead to tailored treatments for disease.

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