Abstract - Journal of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (2019) Volume 1, Issue 2
The International Debate on Nanotechnology-based approaches for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Polymeric nanoparticles offer a great flexibility adapting its chemistry composition, size, stability, morphology and surface functionality. As a result, they are used in Biomedicine as transporters of drugs and diagnostic agents for a wide range of applications in diagnosis and therapy. Our research team focussed its research on the design and development of chemical based therapeutic and diagnosis strategies based on nanotechnology with a clear translation outcome. A major goal of this research group is to apply our knowhow in both nanotechnology and chemical biology techniques to develop radical approaches for developing efficient diagnosis probes and selective therapies against cancer. This presentation will describe nanotechnology based diagnostic probes and therapies against cancer that are currently in clinical use and in clinical trials and the contribution of our team NanoChemBio to this area of research. Herein our more recent developments in the design of multifunctional nanoplatforms for cancer therapy and diagnosis will be presented.