Nanostructures for bioimaging and theraphy
This research concerns two classes of innovative contrast agents: Inorganic nanoparticles which exhibit upconversion fluorescence (UCF; e.g., Yb3+,Tm3+:NaYF4) and nanostructures engineered from animal erythrocytes and containing IR-absorbing dye ICG. Such biocompatible nanoprobes have great potential for diagnostic imaging and theraeuptic applications.
Collaborations with Department for Materials Synthesis, IJS; Department for Inorganic Chemistry and Technology, IJS; University of California at Irvine; and University of California at Riverside, USA.
PLOHL, Olivija, KRALJ, Slavko, MAJARON, Boris, FRÖHLICH, Eleonor, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, MAKOVEC, Darko, LISJAK, Darja. Amphiphilic coatings for the protection of upconverting nanoparticles against dissolution in aqueous media. Dalton transactions, 2017, vol. 46 (21), 6975-6984.
BURNS, Joshua M., JIA, Wangcun, NELSON, J. Stuart, MAJARON, Boris, ANVARI, Bahman. Photothermal treatment of port wine stains using erythrocyte-derived particles doped with indocyanine green: a theoretical study, Journal of Biomedical Optics, 2018, vol. 23 (12).
BURNS, Joshua M., SAAGER, Rolf, MAJARON, Boris, JIA, Wangcun, ANVARI, Bahman. Optical properties of biomimetic probes engineered from erythrocytes. Nanotechnology, 2017, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 035101-1-035101-12.
LISJAK, Darja, PLOHL, Olivija, VIDMAR, Janja, MAJARON, Boris, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja. Dissolution mechanism of upconverting AYF4:Yb,Tm (A = Na or K) nanoparticles in aqueous media. Langmuir, 2016, vol. 32, no. 32, str. 8222-8229.
LISJAK, Darja, PLOHL, Olivija, PONIKVAR-SVET, Maja, MAJARON, Boris. Dissolution of upconverting fluoride nanoparticles in aqueous suspensions. RSC advances, 2015, vol. 5, no. 35, str. 27393-27397.