Chapter 12. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells

  1. Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar5,
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Hormes5 and
  3. Prof. Dr. Carola Leuschner6
  1. Christopher Loo1,
  2. Alex Lin2,
  3. Leon Hirsch2,
  4. Min-Ho Lee2,
  5. Jennifer Barton3,
  6. Naomi Halas4,
  7. Jennifer West2 and
  8. Rebekah Drezek2

Published Online: 12 APR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527603476.ch12

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

How to Cite

Loo, C., Lin, A., Hirsch, L., Lee, M.-H., Barton, J., Halas, N., West, J. and Drezek, R. (2005) Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells, in Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact (eds C. S. S. R. Kumar, J. Hormes and C. Leuschner), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527603476.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices, Louisiana State University, 6980 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA

  2. 6

    Reproductive Biotechnology Laboratory, Pennington Biomedical Research Centre, Louisiana State University, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, Department of Bioengineering, Houston, TX 77005, USA

  2. 2

    Rice University, Department of Bioengineering, Houston, TX 77005, USA

  3. 3

    Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Arizona, 1230 Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721, USA

  4. 4

    Rice University, Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Houston, TX 77005, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 APR 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527311156

Online ISBN: 9783527603473

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Keywords:

  • nanotechnology;
  • biomedical applications;
  • diagnostic applications;
  • therapeutic applications;
  • metal nanoshells;
  • methodology;
  • gold nanoshell fabrication;
  • antibody conjugation;
  • cell culture;
  • in vitro photothermal nanoshell therapy

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Methodology

    • Gold nanoshell fabrication

    • Antibody conjugation

    • Cell culture

    • Molecular imaging, cytotoxicity, and silver staining

    • Optical coherence tomography

    • In vitro photothermal nanoshell therapy

  • Results and Discussion

  • Conclusions