Friday, July 02, 2010

US Patent 7745001 - Nanoassemblies containing qdots and magnetic nanoparticles

This patent from the University of New Orleans teaches a method to encapsulate luminescent quantum dots with magnetic nanoparticles enabling a biotag detectable by both optical and magnetic techniques. Claim 1 reads:

1. Luminescent and magnetic nanoassemblies comprising luminescent semiconductor quantum dots ("QDs") and magnetic nanoparticles, wherein components in the nanoassemblies are bound covalently.