The Chemistry of Life: Treating Cancer with Nanoparticles Powered by the Sound of Light

October 6, 2016
Part ten of the 2016 Material Science Series

An "M" with cells in it

How can we improve the modern methods of cancer treatment? Join Justin Harris of NanoHybrids as he discusses revolutionary non-invasive methods like Photoacoustic imaging and Photothermal therapy that allow for the development of molecularly-targeted nanoparticles to detect diseased tissue. The unique design of nanoparticles allows for the visualization and treatment of diseased tissue at the cellular level, especially with cancer, minimizing the typical nasty side effects of chemotherapeutics, radiation, and surgical removal.

What You Will Learn

  • What is photoacoustic (PA) imaging and photothermal therapy (PTT)
  • Development of molecularly-targeted nanoparticles as theranostic agents for PA and PTT and the future of virtual histology
  • The path from benchtop to market: seeing your research become reality

Additional Resources

  • Celebrate Nano Day with ACS on October 9th with these articles, videos, podcasts, and pictures found at

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