|NanoProbes, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20120244075||5 NM Nickel-NTA-Gold Nanoparticles - The present disclosure relates to the product, process, and use of 5 nm Nickel-Nitrilotriacetic acid (Ni-NTA) gold nanoparticles. Applications include diagnostic tests, imaging, therapies, detection technologies, gold conjugation to other molecules, and novel material constructs.||09-27-2012|
|20110123452||METAL OLIGOMERS AND POLYMERS AND THEIR USE IN BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE - Described herein are a class of metal oligomers and polymers that contain both metals and organic groups. Said oligomers and polymers have utility in many applications including biomedical imaging, radiation therapy, drug delivery, and in vitro analytical techniques, such as fluorescence and phosphorescence.||05-26-2011|
|20090186060||METHODS OF ENHANCING RADIATION EFFECTS WITH METAL NANOPARTICLES - The present invention provides methods of using metal nanoparticles 0.5 to 400 nm in diameter to enhance the dose and effectiveness of x-rays or of other kinds of radiation in therapeutic regimes of ablating a target tissue, such as tumor. The metal nanoparticles can be administered intravenously, intra-arterially, or locally to achieve specific loading in and around the target tissue. The metal nanoparticles can also be linked to chemical and/or biochemical moieties which bind specifically to the target tissue. The enhanced radiation methods can also be applied to ablate unwanted tissues or cells ex vivo.||07-23-2009|
|20080279946||METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INCREASING INFRARED ABSORPTIVITY OF A TARGET - Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for increasing the infrared absorptivity of a therapeutic target. Also disclosed are methods for detecting or ablating a therapeutic target that include providing a nanoparticle composition for increasing the infrared absorptivity of the therapeutic target. Subsequently, the therapeutic target having increased infrared absorptivity is exposed to a therapeutically effective dose of infrared irradiation to effect its detection or ablation. In addition, a method is disclosed for treating a subject suffering from a tumor by providing to the tumor a nanoparticle composition for increasing its infrared absorptivity. The tumor having increased infrared absorptivity is then heated by exposing it to a therapeutically effective dose of infrared irradiation.||11-13-2008|
Patent applications by NanoProbes, Inc.