Biofunctionalized Magnetic Nanowires

Jürgen Kosel (Inventor), Timothy Ravasi (Inventor), Maria F. Contreras (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Magnetic nanowires can be used as an alternative method overcoming the limitations of current cancer treatments that lack specificity and are highly cytotoxic. Nanowires are developed so that they selectively attach to cancer cells via antibodies, potentially destroying them when a magnetic field induces their vibration. This will transmit a mechanical force to the targeted cells, which is expected to induce apoptosis on the cancer cells.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Patent numberUS 20130337034 A1
StatePublished - Dec 19 2013


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