Tuesday, February 27, 2007

US Patent 7181266 - Lymphatic imaging using nanoparticles


This patent from M.I.T. seems to lay claim to a fundamental usage of quantum dots in imaging the lymphatic system. Claim 1 reads:

1. A method of imaging a lymphatic system of an animal comprising: introducing at an injection site a composition subcutaneously in the animal, the composition including a particle including a semiconductor nanocrystal; exciting the particle with an excitation light source; and detecting emission from the particle.

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