In vivo Imaging and Drug Storage by Quantum-Dot-Conjugated Carbon Nanotubes (pages 2489–2497)
Yan Guo, Donglu Shi, Hoonsung Cho, Zhongyun Dong, Amit Kulkarni, Giovanni M. Pauletti, Wei Wang, Jie Lian, Wen Liu, Lei Ren, Qiqing Zhang, Guokui Liu, Christopher Huth, Lumin Wang and Rodney C. Ewing
Version of Record online: 8 AUG 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200800406
Carbon nanotubes functionalized with plasma polymer coating, luminescent quantum dots, and loaded withr anticancer drugs are investigated. The functionalized CNTs can be used as biomarkers and drug carriers. Successful in vivo imaging and quantitative determination of paclitaxel drug loading are described for the first time for this novel nanoassembly.