Advertisement
Advertise here Publish your press releases here Sponsor BioPortfolio
Follow us on Twitter Sign up for daily news and research emails Contributors wanted

Near infrared dye indocyanine green doped silica nanoparticles for biological imaging.

04:17 EDT 23rd April 2014 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "Near infrared dye indocyanine green doped silica nanoparticles for biological imaging."

Indocyanine green (ICG) is an FDA-approved near infrared (NIR) fluorescent dye used in clinical imaging. However, its applications remain limited due to its short half-life, nonspecific plasma binding, optical instability, and poor aqueous stability. Dye doped silica nanoparticles provide an effective barrier in keeping the dye away from the surrounding environment, but ICG cannot be encapsulated into silica easily by conventional methods. In this study, ICG molecules ion-paired with a cationic polymer polyethylenimine (PEI) were successfully encapsulated into a silica matrix to form ICG doped silica nanoparticles by using the Stöber method. Pairing with PEI reduced self-quenching of fluorescence by preventing the aggregation of ICG molecules in silica nanoparticles. Dye leakage was also reduced to the level of 3-6% loss in 5 days. NIR fluorescence images of ICG doped silica NPs below a 2.0cm thick porcine muscle sample illuminated by NIR light were obtained.

Affiliation

Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-747, South Korea.

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Talanta
ISSN: 1873-3573
Pages: 387-93

Links

PubMed Articles [7461 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Photosensitive Fluorescent Dye Contributes to Phototoxicity and Inflammatory Responses of Dye-doped Silica NPs in Cells and Mice.

Dye-doped fluorescent silica nanoparticles provide highly intense and photostable fluorescence signals. However, some dopant dye molecules are photosensitive. A widely-used photosensitive fluorescent...

Evaluation of the novel near-infrared fluorescence tracers pullulan polymer nanogel and indocyanine green/γ-glutamic acid complex for sentinel lymph node navigation surgery in large animal models.

This study aimed to examine tracers designed to overcome the disadvantages of indocyanine green (ICG), which disperses quickly to multiple lymph nodes, using a near-infrared (NIR) imaging system in an...

Biocompatible and highly-luminescent near infrared CuInS2/ZnS quantum dots embedded silica beads for cancer cell imaging.

Bright and stable CuInS2/ZnS@SiO2 nanoparticles with near-infrared (NIR) emission were competently prepared by incorporating the as prepared hydrophobic CuInS2/ZnS quantum dots (QDs) directly into lip...

Indocyanine Green: Photosensitizer or Chromophore ? Still a Debate.

Indocyanine green (ICG) is a water-soluble anionic tricarbocyanine dye developed during the Second World War that was first approved for clinical use in humans in 1956. The main features of ICG that m...

Near-infrared-fluorescence imaging of lymph nodes by using liposomally formulated indocyanine green derivatives.

Liposomally formulated indocyanine green (LP-ICG) has drawn much attention as a highly sensitive near-infrared (NIR)-fluorescence probe for tumors or lymph nodes in vivo. We synthesized ICG derivative...

Clinical Trials [870 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Treatment of Patients With Neovascular AMD Using Indocyanine Green-Mediated Photothrombosis (i-MP).

To establish the safety and efficacy of indocyanine green-mediated photothrombosis (i-MP) for the treatment of patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration.

Surgical Removal of Idiopathic Epiretinal Membrane With and Without the Assistance of Indocyanine Green.

It was the aim of the present study to prospectively compare the functional and morphological outcome of idiopathic epiretinal membrane surgery with and without the assistance of Indocyani...

Brilliant Blue Versus Indocyanine Green

A study of non-inferiority design comparing brilliant blue and indocyanine green as intraoperative dye in macular pucker and macular hole.

Fluorescent Dyes for Lymph Node Mapping

The goal of this clinical research study is to find lymph nodes before surgery using a dye called indocyanine green (IC-Green). Objectives: 1. To determine the feasibility of usi...

NIR-Guided Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping in Melanoma

This study will try to define an appropriate dose of the investigational drug indocyanine green (ICG) in combination with near infrared (NIR) imaging to use for future studies. ICG is a d...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A tricarbocyanine dye that is used diagnostically in liver function tests and to determine blood volume and cardiac output.

Nanometer-sized particles that are nanoscale in three dimensions. They include nanocrystaline materials; NANOCAPSULES; METAL NANOPARTICLES; DENDRIMERS, and QUANTUM DOTS. The uses of nanoparticles include DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS and cancer targeting and imaging.

Nanoparticles produced from metals whose uses include biosensors, optics, and catalysts. In biomedical applications the particles frequently involve the noble metals, especially gold and silver.

Measurement of the regional temperature of the body or an organ by infrared sensing devices, based on self-emanating infrared radiation.

Diamond nanoparticles that exhibit unique biological, thermal, mechanical, and optoelectronic properties. They have important NANOMEDICINE applications including DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS; DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING; protein separation; and BIOSENSING TECHNIQUES.

Search BioPortfolio:
Advertisement
Advertisement

Searches Linking to this Article